From Gold City's enewsletter of December 14, 2012:
It has been a few weeks since our last newsletter, a busy few weeks! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Each of the guys on the Gold City bus had time to enjoy some special memories with our families as we paused to give thanks to the Lord for His many blessings. Thanksgiving should not just be a day, it should be a way of life all the time, and we hope we can do our part to always remember and practice that rule.
We have the privilege of what we love, singing the greatest music on earth, music that glorifies God. We are so thankful for the churches and promoters that invite us to sing. Occasionally we have an opportunity to go somewhere that we have never been, in some cases singing to people that have never heard a Southern Gospel quartet. A couple of weeks ago we had one of those rare opportunities, one of the most unique opportunities of our ministry. We were invited to sing at Times Square Church in New York City. We really didn't know what to expect. We are typical southern guys who are used to the slow pace of small town America. But we were greeted by a church full of wonderful people who love the Lord and really got into worshiping Him through Gold City’s music. The church was an old Broadway theater. Mama Mia was playing just down the street, the Ed Sullivan Theater where they tape David Letterman’s show was next door, and the Radio City Music Hall was just a block over.
This was a private event, a "thank you" from the church to their hundreds of volunteers who serve in ministries all across the city. Over 100nationalities attend that church. It was a very special experience that all of us are thankful for having been a part of. We were treated like royalty and when we say they loved Tim’s bass singing, we mean they LOVED Tim’s bass singing!!!
When he went for the low notes, that crowd of 2000 people exploded! Just an incredible time with some wonderful people who love God and are serving him faithfully. To say that we enjoyed our visit would be more than an understatement. However, when it was time to head to our next stop in West Virginia... let's just say that the traffic in NYC was an experience that this Glencoe, AL boy will never forget.
I have had nightmares from my experience driving a 45' bus in downtown NYC at 8pm on a Saturday night. But I will do it again to sing at Times Square Church. Thank you Greg and all the great staff for your hospitality! We look forward to our next visit.
We have just a few dates remaining this weekend before we take off for the Christmas holidays. We hope you will check out our schedule and make a Gold City concert part of your Christmas celebration. We do several Christmas selections in our concerts, including Look Who Just Checked In, That Little Baby, and I Have Seen The Light. Of course, we sing all of the favorites that our faithful fans know and love, too, like Midnight Cry, I Cast My Bread Upon The Water, Peter James and John, and many more.
Gold City has many great concerts that we hope you can attend in the weeks to come. Two special dates we are looking forward to are coming up soon. Friday, December 28, we will be at the Bessemer, AL Civic Center with our friends The Perrys, The McKameys, and The Inspirations. Bill Bailey is the promoter for this event that brings gospel music back to the Birmingham area for the New Year. You can check out this and all the great concert events at www.billbaileyconcerts.com.
Then on New Year’s Eve, we will be with the Appointed Quartet at the Colonnade Theater in Ringgold, GA to sing out the old year and sing in the new. We hope you will make plans to be with us for both of these exciting dates. For full details, visit our website at www.goldcityqt.com or our booking agent’s website, www.bsaworld.com.
DANNY’S FAVORITE QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"He came, not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as one whose first cries were heard by a peasant girl and a sleepy carpenter. God tapped humanity on its collective shoulder, "Pardon me," he said, and eternity interrupted time, divinity interrupted carnality, and heaven interrupted the earth in the form of a baby. Christianity was born in one big heavenly interruption." -Max Lucado
As I write this, we have just learned of yet another senseless act of violence in our country. 27 people are dead, 20 of which are children in the worst school shooting in our country's history. Our prayers go out for the many families affected by this tragedy at a Newton, Connecticut elementary school. As Christmas approaches, please join Gold City in prayer for those in need who may be hurting at the holidays. Things like the loss of a loved one, a job lay-off, or a family break-up can be even more traumatic at the holidays. This year, spread a little love and joy by going that extra mile for someone who will never be able to repay you. And remember, whatever you do in Christian love for a brother, friend, neighbor, or stranger, it’s as if you are doing it for Christ Himself.
For our full schedule or more information, please visit www.bsaworld.com
St Simons Island, GA 10:30am Christian Renewal Church 6530 Frederica Rd
Sunday, 12/16 Macon, GA 6:30pm Mabel White Memorial Baptist 1415 Bass Rd
Friday, 12/28 Bessemer, AL 7pm Bessemer Civic Center 1130 Ninth Ave SW
Sunday, 12/30 Statesville, NC 6pm Beulah Baptist Church 1851 Old Mtn Rd
Monday, 12/31 Ringgold, GA 7pm Collonade Theater 264 Catoosa Cir
Thursday, 1/3 Vidalia, GA 7:30pm Southeastern Technical College 3001 E. 1st St (hwy 280)