Doobie Brothers/Elton John Show- April 17

Hey Everybody:

This info is copied from the Connections Blog, but I wanted to be sure everybody got a chance to see it. Big show coming up in Sachse. I get to sing a lot of my favorite Elton songs: “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,” “Levon,” “Daniel, “ and others.

Would love to see you all there….

Doobie Brothers/Elton John Tribute Show
Sachse First United Methodist Church
1520 Blackburn Road
Sachse, TX 75048
Phone: 972-530-1005
(Map at the bottom of this page)

We’ll bring our Doobie Brothers and Elton John show to Sachse First United Methodist Church. This venue provided one of our most “high energy” shows last year. People who saw the Doobies/Elton John show late last year simply loved it, and you will too. We’ll be playing “China Grove,” “Black Water,” and “Listen to the Music,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Rocket Man.”

We’ll do ’em all!

Sachse is home church to our drummer and core rhythm section member, Michael Sheehan. It was also the the home church of Russ Noland, a member of our band who died this past year.

Our beneficiary for this show is “UMCOR”

UMCOR is a “first responder” organization, similar to the Red Cross, that provides resources and staff to assist in emergencies like Hurricane Katrina and humanitarian crises like Darur. Click here to learn more about UMCOR.

To make an online donation to UMCOR right now click here.

Connections Band is grateful for your support!

We look forward to seeing all our friends at Sachse, and to another great night of music.

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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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