When Tim and Lorna Searby, from Lincoln, visited with former
Lincolnites, Randy and Linda Storm, at their Michigan home recently,
conversation turned to the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger and
seeds for the collaboration of talents to present a musical Harvest
benefit were planted.
A program was assembled, a cast of talented musicians were
recruited, rehearsals have been underway, all leading up to the
upcoming “Afternoon of Great Scenes From the Musical Theatre”, to be
presented in the sanctuary of Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln, IL
on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 p.m.
The program will include great scenes from a number of outstanding
musicals including: The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Guys
and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Wicked, The King and I, Oliver, Forty Days
and Forty What?, Fiddler on the Roof and Hello Dolly. The Harvest of
Talents Vocal Ensemble will be featured and the newly formed
Children’s Ensemble will round out the event.
The Harvest benefit will feature the talents of Linda Storm, Tim
Searby, Gail King, Kay Dobson, Brandon Davis, Julie King, Tiffany
Spragg, Paula Landess, LaVerne Tesh, Rich Knopp, Mike Vernon, Gayla
Wood, Annie Sheley, Betsy Ramsey, Randy Storm, Laurin Hill, Barry
King, Bev Kurka, Deb Parker, Paula Knopp, Bob Kurka, Lorna Searby,
Emmary Roemer, Donnie Parker, Dan Bailey, Sadie Bolton, Owen Roemer,
Maura Gowin, Ziljdian Bolton, Eli Roemer, Isaac Spragg, Erin Gowin
and Ella Roemer.
Local summer theatre fans will recognize the names of many listed
above from past theatrical performances at the Lincoln College
Performing Arts Center. Searby has directed and performed in a
number of local community productions as well as those on the
Lincoln Christian University stage. Storm was for many years an
instructor in the LCU Music Department as well as the organist at
Lincoln Christian University and Lincoln Christian Church.
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An invitation is extended to musical lovers of all ages to
attend the September 28th performance which will benefit the
Harvest of Talents for World Hunger. We encourage you to invite
friends to attend what will be an outstanding Sunday afternoon
musical event. A freewill offering will be received and all
proceeds will be channeled through the Harvest of Talents to
International Disaster Emergency Service to help feed hungry and
hurting people around the world.
Anyone having questions concerning the Concert may contact
Searby @ 217-671-0868.
The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is a unique ministry of
the Lincoln Christian Church.
The Lincoln church will host the 31st Annual Harvest of Talents
on Saturday, October 25, beginning at 7 a.m. in its Fellowship
Center. The Harvest will feature its signature cinnamon and
caramel pecan rolls, a vegetable soup luncheon, and will offer
hundred of handmade items, perfect for gift giving. A 2 p.m.
auction of handmade, one of a kind items, will close out the
In the past 30 years the Lincoln Harvest has raised over
$1,819,213.38, every penny of which has been earmarked for
hunger needs worldwide.Anyone desiring more details about the
Harvest may contact the church office @217-732-7618.
[Text received; PATRICIA SNYDER;
HARVEST OF TALENTS, LINCOLN CHRISTIAN CHURCH]