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Unique concert event to be filmed this Sunday

Sue Neuhoff heads up gospel music ministry at FUMC
The old adage “be careful what you ask for because you might just get it” is something Sue Neuhoff is taking seriously. The result of her prayers has left her busy and a little in awe of what she’s helped make happen.
“I prayed one night for God to allow more music in my life and the very next day the idea of having a gospel music ministry came to me along with many wonderful musicians who agreed to be part of the event,” Neuhoff said. “I have really learned to be careful what I pray for from this point on.”
After speaking with First United Methodist Church (FUMC) pastor Keith Murray, she was given a thumbs up on the idea and an offer for the program to be taped for television.
The gospel music ministry Neuhoff is organizing comes to fruition May 4 as the First United Methodist Church hosts the first time event.
The church, which has access to Ennis cable channel 22, will film the performance and broadcast it through coming weeks.
The prospect of filming initially made Neuhoff nervous. She had never put together such an event, let alone a performance of television quality.
“This has been a big learning experience for me,” she said. “I have really jumped into this with the faith that the right people would be put in my path to help me make the program successful and I have not been disappointed,” she said.
Some of the expertise she needed to pull off her program came from Russell Bailey, who operates the Ennis Opry. His knowledge of production has helped her select the line up of performances for the hour-long presentation.
“Russell has been very helpful in this process,” she said. “It has definitely been a blessing to have his help on this project.”
She has also been inspired by the enthusiasm from other musicians wanting to participate in the event.
“It has been great to have so many wonderful people volunteer their time and efforts to be a part of this,” she said. “I am very thankful for everyone that is involved in the event.”
Those participating in the event will be bands Forgiven and Glorybound as well as solo acts Jenny Burnett and Charles Newman. The event was a draw for them because of the old fashioned music that is set to be performed.
“I have had many people express how great it is that we will be playing some of the older, more traditional hymns that we all grew up on,” Neuhoff said. “However, we will also feature some more modern music and a few original pieces as well.”
Neuhoff has had such a positive response in planning this concert, that another has already been scheduled for Aug. 22.
The May 4 program will be held in the sanctuary of FUMC, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information contact 972-878-2403.

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