Who would have thought that singing hymns provides more than food for the soul? A dedicated group of hymnsingers gave over $11,000 during the April 7 Beer & Hymns event at Mo’s O’Brady’s. This pushes the four-year total of these events over the $100,000 mark!
I find it interesting that Christian contemporary music has not seen the same type of acceptance for raising funds for charitable work in local communities. Oh yes, some Christian artists pass through town and do concerts, mainly for personal gain.
My sincere congratulations to retired Pastor Dan Bollerud and his team of musicians who continue to provide these popular hymn singing events, and friendly fellowship opportunities. The funds collected are used by Lutheran Social Services of Alaska to support their food pantry and other charitable outreach programs. For further information, see www.lssalaska.org.
It’s Beer & Hymns time again. Pastor Dan Bollerud is preparing for a record crowd at Mo’s O’Brady’s in the Huffman Business Park this coming Sunday. You are urged to get there early to grab a table before they are all gone. The singing starts at 6 p.m. Ms. Jamie livens things up at the keyboard, while Pastor Dan leads the singing which uses customized songsheets for all attendees.
He hopes this hymn sing’s proceeds will bring the total for these events will bring them over $100,000 raised. Attendees have been most generous in supporting these wonderful events with their attendance and funds. Pastor Dan also shares that “it’s a great deal of fun, and brings Christ to the world.” A roll call of faiths represented always reveals a wide cross-section from Anchorage’s faith community in attendance at this event.
The funds raised go to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska whose work is known statewide for it services to Alaskans in need. Read more about their services at:
The food at O’Brady’s is always tasty and the beer is cold. Teetotalers have no fear; this is not a rowdy drinking crowd but merely a group of friends who enjoy food, fellowship, and singing great hymns.
Oh, did I forget to mention you will likely not find a place to sit if you time your arrival at the last minute? Even though I support this event with funds and my writing, I, along with others, have not found a seat several times.