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MAKING MUSIC – JAMAICAN STYLE
Methodist Church of the Caribbean – Browns Town, Jamaica
January 8-15, 2011

“CELEBRATION AND DANCING WILL OCCUR!! “
 A musical tour of Jamaica with voices and instruments is awaiting Primetimers who participate in this Event early in 2011.  It will be a festive week sponsored by the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA)  during their Harvest Festival season.  From 10 to 25 persons will be in concert ten  times during this week – supported by a professional band.  Jamaican singers and players  will also join the group and  no cultural boundries can exist when God’s love is celebrated with music.

The concerts will be in churches and schools of the Browns Town and Stewart Town circuits of the MCCA in northern Jamaica.  These will be in both rural and town churches, pre-schools, primary schools, high schools and a school for deaf students.  Music will be selected and mailed to participants prior to the event.  It must be MEMORIZED!   The ability to read music and to sing “in tune” are helpful – the ability to enjoy a cross-cultural musical celebration of singing with gospel music  and dancing is  required.

A time away from rehearsals and concerts will be provided at the beach in Ocho Rios so swim-suit and sun-screen are appropriate .  Also a reminder that a passport is required for entry into Jamaica.

This event is made possible through WORLD BEAT CONNECTION – an Advance Special of the Minnesota Annual Conference.  Their mission is the promotion of cross-cultural awareness, bridge building, interfaith dialogue and peacemaking through musical tours.  It is led by members of the Jumpin’ Jeosafats Dixieland Band and SHOUT – a Gospel/Jazz band.

A unique experience surely awaits those who decide to get their voices in tune and their bodies in dancing condition and take advantage of this new Primetimers offering led by Lyndy Zabel of Minnesota.   When the joy of God’s love is shared through music - as this will be – that love is magnified and multiplied without limit.
 
MAKING MUSIC – JAMAICAN STYLE
Event Code MMJ10

EVENT HOST:
Brownstown, Jamaica Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas
Methodist Manor, P.O. Box 22.  Browns Town, Jamaica

EVENT DATE: 
 January 8 -15, 2011

EVENT COST PER PERSON: 
 $900.00 includes housing, meals, local transportation, supplemental accident insurance, entrance fees, a GBGM administrative fee and music.  Participants are responsible for the cost of their transportation to and from the event.

ROOMS:
The Retreat Center has a mix of accommodations available.

MEALS:
The first meal will be dinner on January 9, 2011 and the last meal provided will be breakfast on January 15, 2011.

TRANSPORTATION:
 Participants should not make travel arrangements until instructed to do so by the Event Coordinator.  Persons flying to the event will fly into Montego Bay Airport.  Transportation from the airport to the Retreat Center will be provided by the host site.

ESTIMATED PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE EVENT:
 Primetimers will need to be able to travel in a bus – getting on and off with little or no assistance. 

REGISTRATION: 
The registration deadline for this event is October 1, 2010.  Please send completed registration and deposit to:
Primetimers, Mission Volunteers, General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400, New York, NY  10115

REGISTRATION LIMIT:
Minimum 10 participants
Maximum 25 participants

EVENT COORDINATOR:                                     EVENT SHEPHERD:
Rev. Lyndy Zabel                                                        Lynn Gryc
Bloomington, MN
Telephone 952-465-2140                                           Telephone 507-332-7506
JKZABEL@aol.com