The days may be getting a little longer and the weather so far hasn’t kept people homebound day after day, but most people could likely still use an afternoon together at a good old-fashioned gospel sing. All are invited on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, located at the intersection of Route 220 and the old Augusta Road for a “winter sing” with Heaven’s Blend, Echoes of Faith, and some special guests.
Heaven’s Blend, formed in 2000, began as a quartet. They were a trio for a number of years before being a duo for a short time. Two new members were added and one, who had left for health reasons, was able to return. After being a group of five musicians sharing their love of God for a few years, they recently added one more voice, bringing the group to six.
Tom Rawley, a Waldoboro native, has been the senior pastor of the Waldoboro Word of Life Church for 30 years and is also the chaplain of the Waldoboro Fire Department. Many may remember him from local musical groups The Country Wranglers and Hosanna. Rawley, along with Gary Leet, is one of the founding members of Heaven’s Blend and is a vocalist, a keyboard player, and a composer of some of their songs.
Two of the members of Echoes of Faith are Cindy Campbell Frith and her husband Bill Frith, of New England’s “first family of gospel music,” The Campbells, founded by Cindy Frith’s father, Leo Campbell. Cindy and Bill Frith have been singing at their home church, Faith Baptist in Newcastle, for some time and a few years ago were joined by their pastor’s wife, Julie O”Donnell, forming Echoes of Faith.
Doors open at noon; all are welcome. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 446-3288.