100 Cajon Street, Redlands CA 92373 – (909) 793-2839
Worship with us on Sunday, January 21st
9:30 A.M. English Language Service
5:00 P.M. Indonesian Language Service
On this third Sunday of the New Year, we invite you to join us for worship. Jesus begins his public ministry this week with the call of Simon, Andrew, James and John. All four of them immediately drop what they are doing to follow Jesus. What about us? What does it mean to follow Jesus as these fishermen did? Pastor Cheryl will be preaching at the 9:30 am service and Pastor Hart Tan will be preaching at the 5:00 pm service. Come see God’s word at work among us!
Our new Director of Music, Dr. Alina Artemova is also anticipating meeting more musicians who would love to share their gifts with the congregation! A combined choir practice will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:15 pm. Her energy among is contagious!
What’s happening in the life of the church and community…
- Don’t miss our Devotionals on Wednesdays (Blog Page)
- Thursday, January 18th – Women’s Bible Studies
- 11:00 a.m. – Coffee Shop Circle will be held in the home of Luann Bangsund
- Thursday, January 25th
- 1:30 p.m. – Wenonah Circle will be held at church in the Sanctuary Narthex
- Sunday, January 28th after church
- Soup Luncheon
- Annual Meeting – Election of Elders and Deacons
Meet our New Director of Music – Dr. Alina Artemova
It is with great joy that the Session would like to share with you whom we have secured as our next Director of Music, Dr. Alina Artemova. Dr. Artemova holds a Doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Arts and a Master of Music from Tchaikovsky’s Conservatory of Music, both in Moscow, Russia. She is an accomplished vocalist, organist, pianist and director. She has directed from the podium as well as from the organ bench. She teaches at the college level and has served in various capacities at local churches for the last fifteen years. Her passion for music and worship is contagious. We are excited given the breadth and depth of music she will bring to us having experience in both the Eastern and Western Church and in directing English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Filipino and Indonesian choirs. Dr. Artemova will begin her work with us in January of 2018.
A Letter of Greetings from Dr. Alina Artemova:
I am excited to begin my ministry as the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Redlands! What a beautiful place to serve! I immediately fell in love with the church and people I met here, and I am grateful to Pastor Cheryl and the hiring committee for accepting me and trusting in my abilities. Being in this wonderful sanctuary uplifts the spirit and sparks imagination, calls for creative ideas, and evokes variety of music to be prepared for the Sunday services and beyond!
Having received strong classical training, I love the world’s heritage of music by classical composers, yet I am equally opened to different styles of traditional and contemporary songs, as long as it presents good content and quality.
I believe that beautiful music serves as one of the universal languages of communication to deliver the message of Love and Peace, and I recognize the obligation of a musician to be a “driving vessel” for it. This understanding gives the right perspective to all my work, and inspires me to do more to achieve that goal!
I am looking forward to working with the choir and meeting people from all communities of the church as we create an exceptional music program together! Sharing my love for music and my best knowledge of it will be a privilege! I would like to invite everyone who has experience and/or passion for music to come and introduce yourself, let’s get to know each other! I would love for our talents to join together in the music ministry at The First Presbyterian Church of Redlands!
Best wishes for the New Year of music, and God Bless!
Dr. Alina Artemova