Off to Midland

Hi Friends –

Well, unless the latest Hurricane (Ivan) interferes, I’ll be leaving in the morning for Midland, TX. Joined with Henry King, the Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church of Dublin, GA, I’ll be flying out of Savannah, GA to Atlanta, and then on to Houston, and finally, Midland-Odessa. Of course, this flight path is straight through the middle of Hurricane Ivan … woo hoo. I’m sure Delta can fly higher … I hope, at least.

We’ll be going to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church where we’ll perform this Sunday afternoon at 5:00 PM in a concert featuring four grand pianos, pipe organ, and who knows what else. I was privileged to be one of the pianists at this event in Dublin, GA in January of this year, and this will be my second performance with the team.

Henry was my youth pastor and music minister back when I was a teenager, growing up in the First UMC of McRae, GA. He wasn’t there but a few years at most and we never stayed in touch. Then, as they needed to get a new pianist for the Dublin concert in January, he felt as if the Lord led him to find out where I was. Well, he found me here on St. Simons Island, invited me to play, and now we’re touring this concert together.

Please pray for our concert and safety of the trip, and of course, my precious family while I’m gone.

For the Kingdom,
Fred F. McKinnon

Hurricane Frances

st simons pier during Hurricane Frances

Funny, the last post in my Blog was about “God’s voice on the water”. We’ve had an eventful Labor Day, as much of the southeastern United States, in dealing with Hurricane Frances. We were blessed in that we only encountered some of the “outer bands” of the hurricane, and did not sustain any serious damage. We’ve got plenty of yard work to do, though!

Today is Tuesday, and we’re still getting a good bit of wind and rain, but nothing like we encountered Sunday evening and Monday (Labor Day). Just for fun (crazy nut that I am), I went out with the camcorder, and made some video “ala Weather Channel”. I got soaked, but it was still a lot of fun. Our prayers are with those who had devastation and loss, and who will say “this was not fun at all!”.

If you’d like to watch the video, check out the links below:
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