Well, SoCo ’11 is over and it was a great one. They just keep getting better. Spirits were high as old friends reunited and new long term friendships were easily made.
I started the trip by arriving two days early, so I could visit Rev Sheryl Myers and provide special music for her church, Unity of the Heartland in Olathe, Kansas. Erin stayed home, so it was a solo gig for me. But luckily for me, Sheryl is a great singer, so she helped me on a few songs and we sang a song that she and I wrote with Rev Eileen Goor, several years ago called Open, Empty, Ready to Receive.
It was blazing hot with swampy humidity in the midwest, just like it’s been in DC, but that didn’t keep anyone down. A couple of us found refuge in the Unity Village pool, which was awesome. Roger Tomhave and I led a song circle the first night, which was a great ice breaker. One highlight was when Karen Taylor-Good was presented with the 2011 Grace Note Award. Another was the concert with Megon McDonough, Jan Garrett and JD Martin.
More photos to come.