Bells of Joy will complete this season on Sunday, May 24 at the 11:10 a.m. service with a jazzy bluegrass version of an old hymn, “No Dark Valley,” arranged by Michael J. Glasgow. Besides
the five octaves of handbells played by the bell choir, Frank Nifong will accompany us on fiddle, and students from R. J. Reynolds High School and UNCSA will play fiddle,
mandolin and double bass to share the joy in the old hymn that says, “There’ll be no dark valley when Jesus comes/ to gather His loved ones home.”

That’s the end of this season for handbells. We will return to play in September!

If you are a former handbell ringer or you just love the beautiful music of the bells and chimes and would be interested in learning how to play, please contact Donna Cartner, director, at Bells of Joy practice each Wednesday at 5 p.m. and play for worship each month from September to May and for special occasions.

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Mrs. Rachel Moody Weavil is the Administrative Assistant at New Philadelphia Moravian Church

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