NDSM Benefit Show

One of my favorite shows the last few years has been the benefit show for North Dallas Shared Ministry . The past few years, it’s been held at another local church in the area. This Friday, it will be at our church.

I’m pleased to let you know that I’ll be playing with my friends, Rick O’Connor and Bruce Hathaway. We’ve played some really fine shows in the past, but haven’t had the chance to play together for a while now. (You can hear some of our previous show clips here).

Also playing that night will be “Jack and the Catdaddies.”

Suggested admission is $10/person.

Here are the show details:

NDSM Benefit Show
Friday, May 5, 7 pm
Northaven UMC
11211 Preston Road

Last year, we raised over $2,000 for this great organization, and I hope we can top that total this year. As with last year, I will plan to donate 30 percent of all CDs sold that night straight to NDSM.

Hope to see you there!

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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