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Cathedral Choir Trip 2015

Posted by Amanda Jenkins on October 30, 2014 @ 3:11 PM

Dear Cathedral Choir!   Choir trip information below! Get excited!!!

WHERE: Seattle, Washington Did you know?

  • Seattle was the first city in the US to play a Beatles song on the radio.
  • Seattle has the highest percentage of people riding bikes to work compared to other US cities its size.
  • Seattleites buy more sunglasses per capita than any other city in the nation.
  • Seattle’s houseboat population is the country’s largest at almost 500 and largest outside of Asia.
  • Seattle is ranked the most literate city by Central Conn. State Univ. (MPLS is #2!) Everybody reads here.
  • The Farmer’s Market at Pike Place Market is the longest continuously operating farmer’s market in the US.

WHEN:  Departing: Friday, April 17, 2015  

Returning: Monday, April 20, 2015

COST:    $650.00
Payment Plan: 
December 1 – 200.00 (non-refundable deposit – which reserves your plane ticket)
February 1 – 200.00
April 1  - 250.00

COST INCLUDES: Airfare and transportation/hotel for 3 nights/breakfast each morning/ City pass to the Space Needle/Seattle Aquarium http://www.seattleaquarium.org/ /A Harbor Tour/the Experience Music Project Museum http://www.empmuseum.org/. and a visit to the famous Pike Place Fish Market and the original Starbucks!

CHURCH:  First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach
www.flrb.org  
Senior Pastor John M. Bjorge - Pastor Hogenson’s friend !

REGISTRATION:  Opens online, Saturday, NOVEMBER 1.  There are limited seats for this trip.

INDIVIDUAL FUND RAISING: If you are interested in raising money individually to help pay for your cost of the trip we have a program that will give you 5.00 for every 10.00 bottle of Livia’s Season Salt that you sell. For example, if you sold 20 bottles of salt the amount due for the trip would be 550.00 rather than 650.00.  There is no limit as to the number of bottles you can sell.  The dates for this program are from November 1 thru January 1. Please contact Dane Moore for the specific details as he is the lead manager on this project. Danem@mtolivet.org

ATTENDANCE:  We have learned from the past that it is necessary to review and carefully check who is consistently committed to choir through their attendance on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Wednesdays and Sundays naturally go hand in hand as time to learn and time to perform.  Beginning Sunday, November 9 we will be charting absences more carefully.  To be in good standing as a choir member you are allowed to have 4 Wednesday absences and 4 Sunday morning absences excused or unexcused between now and May 17.  The Christmas Concerts on December 14 are included in these dates. Please remember that there are already some Sundays that Cathedral Choir does NOT sing.  For example, this semester, you are not scheduled on the morning of December 14 (concert day) or Sunday, December 28.  In addition, due to holiday travel we do not count these dates Wednesday, November 26, Thanksgiving, November 27,  Sunday, November 30 and Christmas Eve. 

Lastly, we understand that there will be some unique circumstances that will need to be addressed on an individual basis.  This policy is not intended to be punitive - rather it is intended to lead members in a direction that will make choir the most beneficial for its members. We truly believe that the benefits we receive from virtually any endeavor are directly related to how much we are committed to it!

We love each one of you and admire the fact that you are young people who are committed to your church and your faith.  We look forward to seeing you each week and thank you in advance for using your talents to serve others in such a meaningful way!

Please feel free to contact me or any of the youth staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Love, Dr. C

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