Lincoln Methodist Choir at Carnegie Hall
November 24-28, 2023
Help Us Reach Our $10,000 Fundraising Goal!
Mail Your Donation
Donations may be mailed to:
First United Methodist Church
8 Lee Rd
Lincoln, ME 04457
Make checks payable to Lincoln FUMC
and include "NYC Trip" in the memo.
THE ELLSWORTH AMERICAN COMMUNITY YARD SALE, FLEA MARKET & CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, April 1, 2023
8:00am - 2:00pm
Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School
20 Forest Ave, Ellsworth, ME
Our choir will be selling baked goods, crafts, and photography by Web McCormick. Come support us in Ellsworth or help us by providing baked goods. Call Faye at (207) 794-5589 to have your treats picked up on Friday, March 31.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00am - 2:00pm
Let us take care of all your extra bottles. To confirm that we will stop at your home or business, call Andrew at (207) 794-5218 and leave a message with your name, address, and the best time to pick up your returnables on Saturday, April 22.
“WHOOPIE, IT’S SPRING!” CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, May 6
9:00am – 2:00pm
Luncheon Served 11:00am – 1:00pm
First United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall)
8 Lee Road, Lincoln, ME
Spring crafts, baked goods, and whoopie pies of all varieties. The luncheon will include hot dogs, rolls, homemade beans and coleslaw, chips, and whoopie pies for $7.
Friday, May 26 & Saturday, May 27
8:00am – 2:00pm
7 JR Drive, Lincoln, ME
STREET KITCHEN BURRITO SALE
Friday, June 2
11:00am – 7:00pm
First United Methodist Church (Church Lawn)
8 Lee Road, Lincoln, ME
Our famous Street Kitchen burritos will be available for one day only on the church lawn. Follow the Street Kitchen Food Cart on Facebook for updates.
Daily Drawings Every Day in July
A $10 ticket gets you a chance at winning cash and fantastic prizes every day during July. Tickets will be available starting in May. If you would like to contribute a prize to be included on the calendar, contact Jane at (941) 875-3345.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SALE
Saturday, July 22
10am – 2pm
Street Kitchen Food Cart
Veterans Memorial Square, Lincoln, ME
Grab a fresh strawberry shortcake to enjoy while watching the Loon Festival parade. You will find us at the Street Kitchen Food Cart from 10am-2pm on Saturday only.
More events to be added soon!
Members of the Lincoln First United Methodist Church choir will sing on November 27 at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Eleven members from the Lincoln church and two from the Ellsworth United Methodist Church will join over two-hundred other singers from around the country in this concert produced by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).
The invitation came from DCINY’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Dr. Jonathan Griffith, after discovering a video of the Lincoln choir’s recent Christmas concert on YouTube. Dr. Griffith stated: “The Choir from First United Methodist Church of Lincoln received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community.”
The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert which will feature “Christmas Dreams,” a cantata written by Joseph Martin and Heather Sorenson.
DCINY's concerts are supported by the performers themselves, meaning that each participant pays a registration fee to rehearse and sing at Carnegie Hall. In addition to that substantial expense, there are the costs associated with transportation and lodging.
Estimated Travel Expenses: $10,000
Roundtrip Bus/Train Tickets from Bangor to NYC: $2,500
Additional Ground Transportation: $500
4-Nights Lodging in NYC: $7,000
Our goal is to raise this amount with local fundraisers and through the generosity of friends, family, and community members like you. Information on upcoming events and ways to contribute can be found to the left.
Thank you in advance for any support you can give to our small church choir. We are grateful for you and your willingness to help make this dream come true. God bless you!
For more information, please contact LFUMC's music director,
Andrew McCormick, at email@example.com.