Book Signing & Christmas Music

Our book signing at Arlington Church was a good time on Sunday. The traffic was quite steady for over an hour. A little after 5:00 it settled to a lighter flow for the next 45 minutes, then we wrapped it up at 6:00 PM as planned. We sold quite a few copies of “It Gets Even Better” and enjoyed time with present and past friends. I’m mailing books out almost every day and we’re beginning to hear very positive response from those who have finished reading it. I’m not sure I will continue shipping books myself once I run out of my stash. It creates quite a chore. It’s good to be able to refer folks to their bookstore or a website.

C'mas 2012 Holiday SingersWhen I was a full time music minister, I enjoyed composing and arranging many songs and musicals for our choir and orchestra. I had not done anything like that in about 15 years when I got a call on August 15th asking me to create an arrangement of “O Holy Night” for solo, choir and orchestra! I nervously accepted the challenge and dove back into the software program that by some miracle still worked! I completed the arrangement last week. It will be performed at the Charlotte Civic Orchestra Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, November 30 at Central Piedmont Community College’s Holton Hall. John Leon Lewis will be the guest soloist. He will be joined by two outstanding local high school choruses. I’m pretty excited to have this opportunity once again. I don’t know what’s up but I received another call just today telling me I may be approached to do more commissioned work. Wow! I told them they may want to wait until they hear the Christmas tune!

I’m grateful to be used in any way possible!


  1. Carla Mellon says

    Thanks for this opportunity to see what God is doing in your life!

  2. Roger Clark says

    Sounds good Jeff! I am sure your arrangement will be great and wonderful! Sound familiar?

  3. Lynda Rutherford says

    You are the best. I had the privilege of singing under your direction for years at HGBC. I always had confidence because you had us prepared to do our job. I will be there to see it Jeff, I know it will bring back a lot of wonderful memories.

  4. Harold says

    I need to get my copy. So glad you are diving into music again. I still play a good guitar and bass and can still belt out a tune when needed.

  5. Mark Sweat says

    Your gift of music was never to be put aside. Use it as you always did to Glorify God. We love you. -Mark, “your favorite tenor” and Fran

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