$70,000

Connections debuted our new show last night, the SuperHits of the 70s.

It was a fantastic night. We had over 350 persons in attendance and, as they say, a good time was had by all.

Even with all the planning and forethought that goes into a show like this, we never really know how it’ll turn out until we’re in front of an audience. It was so great to be in front of our “host church” and to have them be so appreciative.

This show was more of a group effort than ever. There were more band members finding music, and writing charts. More singers singing lead. Quite a few women singing lead.

And, best of all, we can now announce that we’ve officially gone over the $70,000 mark in funds raised all time.

Check out the most current graph:

If you missed this show, take heart. We’ll be going this one a lot in the first half of 2010. And if that’s too long to wait, then we can help you with that too.

We’re doing it again on October 24th. Details here.

Thanks again, everybody.

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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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