To Not Be Silent Continues

Music and education series features Andra Moran in March.

By Katie McLaughlin

The adult education and music series To Not Be Silent is back with some exciting guests joining the Vine Street community the first Sundays of March, April and May.

On March 2nd we will welcome singer/songwriter and worship leader Andra Moran. The soulful Mike Farris kicked off the season on Feb. 2.

The annual To Not Be Silent series explores the role of music in our spiritual life and in all the ways people worship. This year there are four events, each one featuring a Nashville musician who joins the Vine Street community in Fellowship Hall for conversation during the 9:30 a.m. adult education hour. Along with a moderator, they discuss their career and how spirituality has impacted their music, plus they share a few songs with us. The artist then serves as our guest musician during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

No stranger to the Vine Street community, Andra Moran will join us on March 2nd. A woman of many talents, she now adds author to the list. We look forward to catching up with Andra and learning about her new book, Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design, co-authored with Suzanne Castle. She continues to be a sought after clinician at worship music conferences all over the country, while serving as creative director for The Bridge at Woodmont Christian Church. And, of course, she’ll sing us a few songs from her latest album, Harmony Grove.

If you attended the Concert for Clean Water last September, then you’re already familiar with our guest for April 6th. Country songwriter Erin Enderlin has penned cuts for Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, Randy Travis, Terri Clark and others. As a solo performer, she recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut, has twice been a member of Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown tour and her latest album, I Let Her Talk, is gaining rave reviews. A master of the story song—and not afraid to take on weighty subject matter—Erin’s music will surely strike a chord with any listener.

Our May 4th guest will be announced soon. Please make plans to join us on March 2nd.

Musicians who have joined To Not Be Silent in the past for conversation, performance and worship include Gabe Dixon, Julia Callaway, Jason Eskridge, Dave Perkins, Julie Lee, Dave Barnes, the GHS Performers, Shawn Tate and David P. Sartor.