The New Website is Here! The New Website is Here! We’re SOMEBODY!!!!

Hey Everybody:

I’ve got fun music news about Connections Band for you:
1) Our website is now official
2) We want you to vote for your favorite songs
3) We’re calling it $40K
4) Upcoming Shows

1) The big news: the official website is now, um, officially up and running!!!

We hope you will visit early and often:

Yes, I have been working on this for several months, and I feel like a proud papa today.

Make note of the address, because that’s where the most up-to-date information about Connections Band will always be posted first.

The site has great pictures from many of our shows, soundclips, links tostories that have been written about the band. And, most dear to our hearts, a description of our two main beneficiaries —Nothing But Nets and UMCOR — and links a tally of how much money we’ve raised over the years.

The website also has a blog attached, where we hope that folks will stop byand not only read the latest news, but also leave comments too. Please check it out and feel free to comment anytime you feel inspired.

And, speaking of your input….

2) We need your vote!

We’ve created an online survey to help us pick the songs for the new “Doobie Brothers/Elton John” shows.

You can find it here.

We’re serious about wanting your input. Especially for the Elton John set, there is just so much good music to choose from, we’d love to see which songs you would vote for.

3) Let’s call it $40,000 even.

After our recent and great Walnut Hill Show, we are pleased to announce that we’ve now raised a total of: $39, 563 for UMCOR and Nothing But Nets!!!


Take a look at a graph

We give thanks to God, and to the generosity of all of you who have come a show and contributed.

4) Upcoming Shows:

September 27, 2008: Tribute to the Doobie Brothers and Elton John
October 4, 2008: Tribute to the Doobie Brothers and Elton John
November 15, 2008: Tribute to Dan Fogelberg

Complete info available here.

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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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