Dan Fogelberg Tribute November 15th

It hit me today that I hadn’t posted about this show on my own blog!
Connections has a show coming up this coming weekend:

Connections Band
Tribute to the Music of Dan Fogelberg
November 15th, 7 pm
Northaven UMC
11211 Preston Road
Dallas TX

It should be a good one…

Click here for a Google map

Our beneficiary will again be “Nothing But Nets.”

A few fun facts about this show:

— This will be our final show of the year.
— It is a favorite of the band’s because it was our very first show ever.
— We will feature two new songs “Tell Me to My Face,” and “Phoenix” that we’ve only done once before (At Lovers Lane)
— We may have other special surprises that night, even if you’ve seen this show before (Can’t say just yet…)

In addition, we’ll do your favorite Dan songs:

“Leader of the Band”
“Longer”
“Same Ol’ Lang Syne”
” Run for the Roses”
“Heart Hotels”
“There’s a Place in the World for a Gambler”

For those of you who don’t think you know Dan’s music, click here and listen to some soundclips of the above songs.
You’ll say “Oh…I know that!” several times.

The set also includes many other great, but lesser known, Dan Fogelberg songs.

You won’t want to miss it! We do not know when we’ll be scheduling this show again. (Probably at some point, but nothing on the schedule now…)

We have marvelous crowds at both Spring Valley and Suncreek churches. And just last night, we took the show to the clergy retreat up at Tanglewood Retreat Center on Lake Texoma. For the second year in a row, we had a GREAT time with our clergy colleagues.

We’re pleased to be able to say that our totals from the two church shows will be more than $ 4, 600!!!

God is good, and we are grateful.

Hope to see you on the 15!

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. 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. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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