David LaMotte, award-winning songwriter, speaker, author, and activist, will provide a weekend of special programming for First Pres on September 14-15. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs of primarily original music, and toured in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”
Concert on the Green - Saturday, September 14
Enjoy a fun and free evening with lawn games beginning at 4:30 p.m. and music starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, a picnic (we’ve got the drinks covered!), and some friends. The Christian Ed committee invites all families, friends and neighbors to join us for a great musical event!
Music Ministry Sunday - Sunday, September 15
At 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. David LaMotte will participate in worship using his unique style of music.
At 4:30 p.m. he’ll present “Worldchanging 101” in the Lewis Room. In his presentation, LaMotte questions prevailing narratives about how the world changes and how it does not. Encouraging people to engage with the world around them and address the problems they see, he methodically builds a case for both our capacity and responsibility to make a difference by examining the often misunderstood and misrepresented dynamics of large-scale change. He supports his encouraging worldview with compelling stories from the U.S. civil rights movement and from his own experiences. The presentation will be followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a special conversation with youth at 6:00 p.m.