The Total Experience Gospel Choir was founded in 1973 at the Mt. Baptist Church here in Seattle, initially comprising students from Roosevelt and Franklin High Schools. Over the years, the choir has toured throughout the United States and in 28 countries, and has worked with musical greats from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Pete Seeger, Steely Dan, and Foreigner, just to name a few. According to the folks at the Wallingford United Methodist Church, “A performance by the world renowned Total Experience Gospel Choir is both thrilling and worshipful. We hope our Wallingford neighbors will join our friendly congregation for on this special Sunday.”
Here’s a little bit about Wallingford United Methodist Church:
Wallingford United Methodist Church has been a Reconciling Congregation for over 25 years, which means everyone is welcome, regardless of sexual orientation. From our mission statement: ‘As a community of faith, we affirm the inclusiveness of the Gospel, and celebrate diversity in our midst. As a community of hope, we proclaim that this broken world can change and that healing and wholeness can come. As a community of love, we commit ourselves to working for justice and peace, that our love may be made concrete and visible in the world. In our individual and community lives, we seek to bear witness to the presence, purposes, and transforming love of God. We extend our hands to all who would join us, to share our vision, our task, and our joy.’
Kathy over at the church also tells us that, “This is not your typical church, as people will see when they visit.” And the best part? She also adds, “No need to dress up: people wear jeans, kids are welcome, and knitters knit if they wish.”
To learn more about Wallingford United Methodist Church, check out their FB page.