Community UCC will celebrate the release of our church band’s CD, titled “Banner,” with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Hayden Hall. Dinner will be spaghetti with salad. Gluten-free and vegan options will also be available.
Our band, led by music director E.J. Hinojosa, will perform songs from the CD, which was more than a year in the making.
“Banner” includes 12 original songs, written to provide nontraditional offerings with a more inclusive perspective. The band members performing on the album are:
- Michael Bonner, Drums
- Adam Elmore, Bass
- David Heckman, Guitar and Album Engineer
- EJ Hinojosa, Keyboards and Vocals
- Crissy Martinez, Bass
“We owe everything to the church where this project is concerned,” said E.J. “Christian Ed, Robin, Nancy, Eileen, Marilyn, Pastor Chris. Without Community UCC, these songs wouldn’t exist in the first place. The original songs were written to serve our congregation’s commitment to inclusive language and progressive theology. I hope everyone will enjoy listening to it from time to time.”
This CD and a book which will be available later of the printed music and lyrics are a resource that could be used by other progressive churches.
Tickets to this event are $30, which includes dinner and a copy of the CD. Funds raised from the event will help repay the investment by Christian Ed in producing the CD.
Jen Bloomer of RadiciStudios, whose artwork was featured in a recent worship service, designed a special image to help promote “Banner.” (shown below)
Those who order tickets in advance can have a special name tag created, incorporating Jen’s design.