Center Stage: PMO at FUMC and Follett's Bookstore
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The Glee Club shows up early to help the new men into their full dress uniform for the first time.
Freshman Daniel Pinkis stands proudly in his new tux after being helped by junior Aaron Bourdage.
After the men have left the dressing room, Alex Robinson, the manager of the Purduettes, uses the space to address the women.
The Glee Club surrounds the congregation for one song before turning it over to the Purduettes for the first service.
The women begin their set with "Ride On, King Jesus."
Senior Allison Reith comes down to sing "House of Love" next.
Accompanying on the piano is Assistant Director Jon Ranard, and on bass is sophomore Andrew Kasha.
Jeff Vallier leads "Blessings", a new song this year.
The women raise their hand in praise while singing "Hosannah."
Between the two services, the Glee Club and Purduettes have the opportunity to share brunch with each other and the congregation.
Students from both ensembles get to know Gus and Sally Gustafson, members of the church.
The gentlemen begin by singing "Joyful, Joyful" for the second service.
This year's members of Lighthouse, our gospel quartet, have their first opportuniy to perform for a church service.
The men sing powerfully during "The Creation."
Freshman Kirk Wethers greets members of the congregation after the service.
The students head to Follett's Bookstore after leaving the church. After singing "Hail Purdue" for the patrons, some of the men and women shop for their textbooks.
Junior Leanne Shideler is helped by a Follett's employee. A huge thank you to Jeff Gulick and the Follett's team for inviting us back again this year! Hail Purdue!