Petersburg Children's Choir's First Performance

The Petersburg Church has started a community children's choir. Their first performance was on April 3 when they sang for the Southeast Alaska campmeeting program. The choir sang three numbers, including an original composition by the choir set to the words of Psalm 95. On April 6, the choir sang a contemporary arrangement of "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" as part of the community Good Friday service at the Lutheran Church.

"The primary purpose is for the children to learn to love and praise God through music and have fun at the same time," said Mark Kubo, Petersburg Church pastor who organized the choir. Currently the choir consists of four girls: the pastor's two children, and two other girls from the community. However, Pastor Kubo has an eye and ear for the growth of the choir in Petersburg, a small coastal town of 3,000 in Southeast Alaska.

"If a children's choir is one of the ways in which God wants to spread His message of love in Petersburg," added Kubo, "then He will bring more children to the choir. A woman who was at our Lutheran Church performance saw me on the street a few days later, and said she enjoyed it and hoped that the choir would be able to grow."

June 01, 2007 / Alaska Conference