Abraham Productions presents a “Crystal Caribbean Gospel Music Cruise” of the eastern Caribbean Feb. 9-15. Participants will be visiting three ports of call - Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas -- along with some of the best Southern Gospel Music artists anywhere on this six day voyage. Hopefully, it’s not too late to call and make reservations either, so if this sounds good to you – go for it!
Artists include The Hoppers, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Emily Ann Roberts, Tribute Quartet, Ivan Parker, The Talleys, The Whisnants, Joseph Habedank, High Road, and Gaston County’s own Carolina Quartet.
A valid passport is strongly recommended for all passengers including children. Carnival Cruise Line’s passenger ship will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 and return there at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. In between there’ll be lots of fun, camaraderie, great gospel singing, inspirational speakers, 24 hour pizza and ice cream - and sights to see. All concerts, Bible studies, etc., will be held in a private theater. And, you’ll have opportunities to see Broadway style shows, Hasbro Game Shows, and other family-friendly entertainment as an added bonus. Valentine’s Day will be spent onboard Feb. 14.
To find out complete details regarding reservations, costs, port fees, gratuities, etc., call Abraham Productions at 1-888-238-6858. Have fun!
GOSPEL MUSIC NEWS
• In my column last week I gave the wrong e-mail address for Sam Hovis of Faithful Voices. It should have been email@example.com. Telephone number is 704-685-2870.
• Poet Voices has announced a new member of their group, Cyle Cornish, a former member of the Melody Masters and an accomplished songwriter.
GOSPEL MUSIC EVENTS
• Golden Valley Crusaders: 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Hopewell Baptist, 511 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina. 828-248-8355.
• Right Side Bluegrass Gospel: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Holland Memorial Baptist, 123 Holland Memorial Church Road, Bessemer City. 704-629-9331.
• Servants Voices: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Bethel Baptist, 2715 Bethel Church Road, Taylorsville. 704-437-2759.
• Tim Lovelace: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Woodlawn Baptist, Conover. www.timlovelace.com .
• Bart Fortenberry: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Friendly Chapel Baptist, 746 Sugar Hill Road, Lawndale. 704-300-1425.
• Blessed Hope Ministries: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, Brookdale Union, 1717 Union Road, Gastonia; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, The Park, 151 E. Dallas Road, Stanley. 704-867-5665.
WHAT? I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure!
CONSIDER THIS: It’s not the will to win that matters. Everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that counts. Coach “Bear” Bryant.
Send gospel music news to Jack Kimbro, 644 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, N.C., 28052, or call 704-864-9185.