Worship in the Heartland

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This weekend features stories of strength and resilience found in the variety of people and faiths reflective of the rich diversity of American spirituality.

As Americans face challenges of life and death health and financial hardships, turning to new ways to share faith was one of those challenges. There is no shortage of innovation, though. Broadcasting services has never been easier and many churches and faiths have risen to that challenge.

Here, we join Center for Spiritual Living Crossroads in their virtual services and music as a demonstration of how church services can be shared and enjoyed while practicing safe distancing needed to protect Midwest citizens. May this service be a part of what brings you peace on this most holy of weekends.

This was the Center’s first broadcast and was inspired by the need to distance to reduce the spread of the pandemic.

Pat Conway is on percussion, Rev. Jarie Newsome, minister and Rick Bacus on guitar, vocals and flute. Stacey Storme provided signing for the deaf and hearing impaired.

The theme for the month of April is Bright Beginnings.

“We talked about doing this before now but last week was our first time,” said music director Rick Bacus. “Yes, as a result of the pandemic. We plan to continue recording and posting each week.”

Bacus said the flute is a Native American bass flute in the key of D minor, made of cedar.

The Center for Spiritual Living Crossroads was founded in 2012 and is located in Overland Park, KS.

Here is the April 11, 2020 service which opens with the very important song of unity You Are My Family.

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