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Religion Notes: Musicians to perform at Advent Lutheran, St. Paul’s

Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Paul Todd is a Christian artist, but his love of music and skill as a keyboard player has taken him on musical journeys outside the church. He incorporates classical, pop, Broadway, the Great American Songbook and more into his work. He plays as many as six keyboards simultaneously and is a singer, songwriter and composer. He’ll be joined in concert by his son Paul Todd Jr. on percussion and vocals April 6 at Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton.
This evening of music and fellowship begins with cheese and wine at 6:15 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 in the sanctuary at the church, 300 E. Yamato Road. Tickets are $20 and available at www.adventboca.org. For more information, contact the church office at 395-3632.

The Club Singers concert
The Deacons of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach present the Club Singers in concert at 3 p.m. April 8 in the sanctuary at the church, 33 Gleason St., Delray Beach. The concert will benefit the Deacons’ Scholarship Fund and the Milagro Center music program.  A free-will offering will be collected. Call 276-6338.

Leadership expert to speak
Glenn Edwards, author of Coming Into Your Own: How to Develop the Morals and Mindset of a (Future) Business Leader, will speak and sign books at 6 p.m. April 12 at Chabad of East Boca Raton, 120 NE First Ave., Boca Raton.
Edwards says a business degree might get you an interview. It might even get you the job. But climbing the corporate ladder takes more than a good GPA. To succeed, you need “a positive mentality, a value system and a willingness to put in time and effort to achieve your goals.” But where are you going to find that? Edwards has answers and 30 five-star reviews on amazon.com.
Tickets are $18, and sponsorships are available. For more info, visit www.chabadbocabeaches.com or call 394-9770.

Friar’s Fare 2018
A catered dinner and a special performance by Saint Mark’s Festival Choir take place at 6 p.m. April 13 in the parish center at St. Mark Catholic Church, 643 St. Mark Place, Boynton Beach. The concert will feature a program of kids’ shows on Broadway, including favorite songs from The Sound of Music, Oliver, Annie, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz.
Dinner is choice of roast beef or chicken marsala, potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert catered by Ellie’s Diner. Purchase your tickets, $27, in advance at the parish office. Call 734-9330 for more information.

Yard sale to support trip
The youth group at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 3300A S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 to raise money for its trip to the Kanuga retreat in North Carolina. Donations can be dropped off at the Youth House on Sunday and Wednesday. Email shannon@stjoesweb.org or call the church office at 732-3060.

The Amernet String Quartet (l-r): Michael Klotz, Misha Vitenson, Jason Calloway and Franz Felkl. Photo provided

Music at St. Paul’s
The Amernet String Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. April 15 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. It features Misha Vitenson, violin; Franz Felkl, violin, Michael Klotz, viola, and Jason Calloway, cello.
Tickets are $20. Admission is free for ages 18 and younger. For more information, call 278-6003 or visit www.music.stpaulsdelray.org.

Mission Outreach tour
First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach will host a Mission Outreach Agency Tour at 1:30 p.m. April 18. The tour will visit several of the agencies supported by the church’s mission outreach budget. If you want to know more about how that money is used and whom it benefits, this tour will have the answers. The trip will wrap up back at the church, 33 Gleason St., Delray Beach, at 4:30 p.m. It’s a free event, but reservations are needed for space reasons. Call 276-6338.

Young Singers concert
An intergenerational concert featuring the Club Singers and the Treble Choir, which are part of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, will take place at 3 p.m. April 29 at the Unity of Delray Beach.
The Young Singers is an award-winning community-based children’s choir in Palm Beach County with more than 350 singers who attend weekly rehearsals. The group is divided into six choirs based on age and grade, plus two satellite choirs in Belle Glade. The Young Singers is open to all singers in grades 2-12.
The performance will take place in the sanctuary at the Unity of Delray Beach, 101 NW 22nd St. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call 276-5796 or visit www.unityofdelraybeach.org

Trip to Israel
Have you always dreamed of seeing the Holy Land?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is organizing a trip, led by Father Paul Kane and his wife, Irene. This Oct. 13-22 pilgrimage includes round-trip air from Miami to Tel Aviv on El Al.
The cost is $3,125 per person sharing a double room. A waiting list is forming and people will be accommodated as additional seats are acquired. The tour director, Orlando Padron of Magno Tours, can be contacted directly at 786-474-0573 or by email at groups@magnotoursinc.com.

Beer, Conversation & God
Pub Theology meets at 7 p.m. April 19 (and the third Thursday of each month) at Barrel of Monks, 1141 S. Rogers Circle, No. 5, Boca Raton, for conversation, fellowship and open discussion of mostly theological topics. The group also meets at 7 p.m. May 1 (and the first Tuesday of each month) at the Biergarten, 309 Via De Palmas, No. 90, Boca Raton. For more information, contact Pastor Marcus Zillman of First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton at mzillman@fumcbocaraton.org or call 395-1244.

The Interfaith Café meets
Join the theological discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. April 19 at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Light refreshments are served. The meeting is free, but donations are appreciated. The Interfaith Café meets the third Thursday of the month, and volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of duties to keep this program going. For information or to volunteer, email Jane@Aurorasvoice.org.

Janis Fontaine writes about people of faith, their congregations, causes and community events. Contact her at janisfontaine@outlook.com.

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