JAMM singers perform on Nov. 13

Monday, November 7, 2005
The M.C. JAMM choir presented special music at First Untied Methodist Church of Berryville last spring.

BERRYVILLE -- This year M.C. Jamm (Methodist Church -- Jesus Awesome Melody Makers), a program of Berryville First United Methodist Church, has been reaching out to about 30 regularly attending first through fifth graders each Wednesday afternoon. "These children are excited about the welcoming atmosphere and fellowship they experience in our church," according to JAMM spokesperson Mary Ruth Hudspeth. "For some, this is the only church experience they have."

On Nov. 13, the Jamm children will be singing at the Berryville United Methodist Church during worship service starting at 11 a.m., doing an anthem that is worshipful and inspiring to all that can attend church that day. Following the service, Jamm is sponsoring and serving a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Parents of the Jamm students will be providing the necessary ingredients for the dinner.

The youth are currently working on a Christmas play to be presented on Wednesday, Dec, 14, which has a Christian message. It takes quite a bit of work and dedication on the children's part to perform a play like this, Hudspeth said, and the Christmas performance generally has good attendance from parents.

The JAMM children's choir has been a regular ministry to young people for more than 10 years. Hudspeth said that leaders have rotated from year to year, but the message and the mission remains the same: to spread the love and compassion of Christ through a program that gives children the opportunity to sing praises to God and form a fellowship with our church.

All are invited and encouraged to attend the performances and the spaghetti dinner.

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