Brian and I love being involved in the evening service at our church. This service began by people who had a burden for making church more accessible.
The leadership team desires to create a place where all people feel welcome, no matter their socio-economic class or cognitive ability. Every week, we try to create multi-sensory ways for people to learn about God and his Word. Sermons are done with power-points, often with images and movie clips, the bulletin includes large print and picture symbols, and the Bible readings are often done dramatically.
Brian and I decided to do something special for the scripture passage for our most recent service. Brian read and recorded the scripture and wrote guitar music to correspond to each section of the passage. I created small ink and watercolor paintings to illustrate the passage. Using iMovie, Brian put it all together into a multi-media presentation.
We really enjoyed creating this together and it fit so well with both of our gifts. We are looking forward to doing more of these in the future. We are hoping that these pieces will be a great aide for learning, meditating on and memorizing scripture.
Here's our first piece: "The Transfiguration".
Voice and Guitar: Brian James
Watercolor Paintings: Kerrie James