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Third Church Marks 80th Year with Children’s Choir
By Elaine Pounds (Contributing Religion Writer)
Published August 23, 2012


Director Windy Farrell and the Children’s Choir

September is a month of special events to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Los Angeles Third Church of Religious Science, located at 4323 Leimert Boulevard in Los Angeles.

In its 80-year history, there has never been a Children’s Choir. On Sunday, September 2, that will no longer be the case, thanks to the generosity and talent of church member, Windy Barnes Farrell. In keeping with this year’s theme, ‘Gathering The Children,’ Anniversary festivities will begin with performances by the new Children’s Choir. 

A few months ago, Mrs. Farrell began recruiting young persons, ages 5 to 12, to rehearse on Saturday mornings. Response was slow at first and then suddenly, there was a blessing of so many children that assistant choir directors were needed.

The Rev. Lisa Meggs, Senior Minister, said, “The first time I heard the children sing, I couldn’t believe what they had achieved in such a short period of time. They are so precious!  And Windy is so wonderful with them. The church is so fortunate that she decided to give of her time and share her awesome gifts with us.” 

Director Farrell is a gospel, jazz, and R&B Singer who has toured the world with Stevie Wonder, Michael Bolton, and Julio Iglesias.  She recently concluded a four-month engagement in China where she’s known as ‘The Beautiful American Songbird.’ 

On September 2, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., the Children’s Choir will precede a lecture by Los Angeles Third Church former pastor, Dr. Ronnie Jones.

“Dr. Ronnie, as he’s known, never fails to present a spirit-filled, instructional message to nurture the mind and soul. Come worship with us as we dedicate and commit ourselves to ‘Gathering the Children,’” said Pastor Meggs.

For more information, call (323) 290-9514.


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