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SUMMER SACRED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted: July 29, 2017

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The Summer Sacred Music Festival is a two-day opportunity for musicians who love the Lord to get together for the purpose of fellowship, personal musical enhancement, and outreach through a sacred music concert.

The festival begins Friday evening July 28 at 7 p.m. for a two hour rehearsal. This time will be used to get to know the directors and become familiar with the music selections we will be performing.

The festival continues bright and early Saturday morning, July 29 at 9 a.m. We will begin with breakfast and getting to know one-another, followed by rehearsals for the choir and the orchestra. Lunch will break up the day and give the musicians a chance to catch their breath before returning to rehearsals. The day will end with a Sacred Concert at Hamilton Square Baptist Church beginning at 3 p.m. and ending around 4:30 p.m.  This will give us the opportunity to present what we've learned the past two days and exhibit God's love and beauty through music to the surrounding communities of San Francisco.

The day will end with a reception in the lower auditorium where we can meet and greet guests and grab some refreshnment before heading home.

DEATILS:

EVENT SCHEDULE

The rehearsals and concert schedule are as follows:

Rehersals:
Friday, July 28         7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, July 29      9:00-2:30 PM

Concert:
Saturday, July 29      3:00-4:30 PM (reception to follow until 5 pm- optional)

PARKING

Do not park on Franklin St. along side of the church until 7 pm Friday evening. Your car will be towed if you park on Franklin St. anytime between 4-7 pm. Parking on Fanklin St. after 7 pm is free and safe. Otherwise, read the signs posted where you park. Saturday parking is metered, but they do take credit cards or you can use an app ("Pay by Phone" is my favorite) to keep the meter happy. Metered parking is free after 6 pm. Also, never leave items in the car that can be seen through the windows. SF is one of the most notorious car break-in cities in the country. Put all items which you are not brigning with you in your trunk. We can not over emphasize this.

REGISTRATION

To register for this event please go to our registration page or click here for a pdf version of the registration page. Print it out, fill it out, and send it to the address provided along with a check to cover all who are participating with you. The fee for the first three participants in your family is $20 per participant and $10 per participant thereafter. The fee covers your music scores, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and refreshments following the concert. 

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CHILDCARE

Childcare can be made available upon request. We are happy to provide mature adults to provide for the care of your child(ren) during rehearsals and the Saturday concert. Just let us know how many children you will be bringing and their ages. 

WHAT TO BRING

Here is a checklist of things you may want to bring along with you.

  • Instrument(s)
  • Water bottle
  • Snack bars
  • Jacket, heavy sweater, hoodie (it's cold in July!!)
  • Fast Trac
  • Music stand (for instrumentalists only- this is otional, of course)

BIO's OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Yoh Shirato is a native of Japan and received his high school education at Harvest Christian Academy in Guam where he heard the gospel and received Christ as his personal Savior. He continued his education at Bob Jones University and holds degrees in Voice Performance, Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in Theology.

After finishing his education, he served three years as an assistant/youth/music pastor at Asian Baptist Community Church in Singapore. The Lord then led him back to Guam in 2010 where he currently serves as the Dean of Academics at Harvest Baptist Bible College and the Assistant Pastor for Missions at Harvest Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Marty Herron.

He travels extensively to preach and teach at churches and Bible colleges in various parts of Asia, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, India, Philippines, Myanmar, and Saipan. He has also held voice concerts as an outreach for local churches. Most recently, he was the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah for Bob Jones Memorial Bible College in Quezon City, Philippines.

 

Dr. Florence Fong is a music educator in strings, piano, choir, and General Music Education & Music Theory. She directs instrumental music and sings in the church choir at Hamilton Square Baptist Church in San Francisco under the leadership of Pastor David C. Innes. Her professional training in music education began at Pensacola Christian College in Florida where she completed degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance. In 2015, she completed the doctor of education in Music Education at Bob Jones University in South Carolina.

She has enjoyed 20 years of teaching and directing music in various Christian schools in Florida and California. She has presented music workshops and sacred concerts in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Micronesia. Her dissertation study, “The Physical Exercise and Nutrition Habits Among College Music Majors” was selected for presentation in the 2016 Annual Symposium for the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the 2017 California Music Educators Association Annual Conference. She is an active member of music groups in her community, including San Francisco Symphony Parnassus, Ingleside String Quartet, and Chinese Christian Church Music Institute for Worship choir. Her passion is to use music to reach people and to point them to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this event. It's best to call Dr. Florence Fong directly on her cell phone at 415-606-8459. Our address is:

HAMILTON SQUARE BAPTIST CHURCH
1212 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94109

415-673-8586

We consider it a priviledge to serve you and our community in this event. If there is anything we can do to better accommodate you and your family, please let us know. This event is something we've wanted to do for a while now, and the Lord seems to have made this time and place available to us for His glory and honor. Please come and share in this awesome opportunity for fellowship and the orchestration of sweet music!

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FOURTH OF JULY ALL-CHURCH PICNIC

Posted: July 4, 2017

The Annual 4th of July All-Church Picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4th at Boothbay Park in Foster City. Great food, children's activities, basketball games, softball game, devotional and singing are all part of this wonderful day of celebation of our country's victory for independence and a great time of fellowship for our people.

If you plan to come, please register at church by using the envelope provided in the bulletin. You may also email the church office to let the know you are coming, and please let us know how many will be with you. There is a fee of $10/person for those 16 years of age and older. If you do not use the envelope, please pay at the picnic. For those of you who can not afford the fee at this time in your life, please let us know so we can include you free of charge. Guests (those who are non-church members or attenders of the services) are always free.

A chartered bus has been made avaiable for our use for those who need a ride from the church to the picnic and back to the church afterwards. Please be at the church by 10 a.m. if you plan to use the bus service. It is free of charge.