Benefit concert, August 13

The Evergreen Singers will present a concert to benefit the Center for Healing & Hope on Sunday, August 13, at 3 pm at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 902 S. Main St., Goshen.

The concert will feature the debut performances of two songs. The first is a commissioned piece, “Grace to you and peace,” composed by Lee Dengler and Susan Naus Dengler, based on Revelation 1:4-6 and 8. The text of the second was written by Janet Anderson, a Greencroft employee, and the music was composed by Dan Steiner, the choir’s director. Other numbers include classical choir pieces, spirituals and arrangements by Alice Parker.

The choir consists of 36 members, all of whom are older than 50 and reside in the Goshen area. In addition to Steiner as director, the choir is led by assistant director Kay Hoffmeister and organist and accompanist Laurie Blough.

The concert is open to all at no charge. A free-will offering will be taken to support the Center for Healing & Hope, with offices and clinic facilities in the Plymouth United Church of Christ building.

The Center for Healing and Hope offers urgent medical care to people who do not have insurance or a doctor or who have limited funds to pay for medical care. In addition, the Center is expanding its mission, working with other community groups to launch programs that will bring a greater sense of security to people, especially our immigrant neighbors.