Founding Crisis Control churches to be feted
Crisis Control Ministry will end the year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary with a community music and worship service on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. Fifth St.
The service will also honor the five downtown churches that came together in 1973 to found Crisis Control – a Christian-based ministry that assists people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient.
The service, which is free and open to the public, will include the world premiere of an original four-movement symphony by Dr. Michael Dodds, associate minister of music and worship at First Presbyterian Church and head of Music History at UNC School of the Arts. The piece will be performed by a full orchestra and choirs from area churches will provide accompaniment.
Additionally, an original anthem by Dr. Robert Frazier, director of Music and Arts at Centenary, will be performed by members of area choirs, and Nigel Alston will recite a spoken word piece written for Crisis Control. The NC Black Repertory Company will perform four selections from the gospel musical “Crowns.”
A reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Dodds, Dr. Frazier and the Crisis Control Ministry staff, will be held immediately after the service.