Sunday, October 21, 2018

"We Are the Church Alive": a 1980 hymn became known during the AIDS crisis to follow soon

Here is a performance of the hymn “We Are the Church Alive”, composed in 1980 by Jack Hoggatt St. John (lyrics by David Pelletier), shortly before the AIDS crisis would become public.

The hymn was performed this morning at MCC Nova in Fairfax VA.  I think it had been performed at MCC Dallas in the early 1980s when I was living there (Rev. Don Eastman).  At the time, Danny Ray, who lived in the same condo complex in north Dallas where I owned a property, was becoming well known as a hymn composer.

Here is a related sermon from the SunCoast MCC in Venice FL (West Coast) from January 2015. 
Picture: Science rally in DC 2015 

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