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Welcome Back!

July 10th, 2011 No comments

I’m sad to report that a few months ago we were hit by someone who maliciously planted some code into our pages, rerouting our site to somewhere else. Google flagged our site as malicious and virtually shut us down.

I’ve been working on getting it all cleaned up installing the needed safeguards to help prevent it in the future.

I hope that our absence has not been an inconvenience to you and I sincerely welcome you back to

The Ward Choir

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New Director

January 30th, 2011 No comments

Judy is our NEW DIRECTOR! Congratulations and much success in your leading this great choir. I know that you have the skills and the charisma to do this. I wish you luck and want you to know that anything I can do to help you, just ask.

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I Knew This Would Happen Someday

January 16th, 2011 No comments

Dear Choir Members,

As you know, I was released today after nearly eight years as the Valley View Seventh Ward Choir director. I can honestly say that it has really been a wonderful assignment and I have loved nearly every minute. Of course, I worried a bit when people don’t come and I worried a bit when we needed to perform and that number is not quite as good as I thought it should be.

I worried a bit when there was a radically different group at choir practice this week than there was just a week ago.

I worried a bit when the choir stood to sing and I noticed a few brave souls that had NEVER practiced the song we about to perform or, even worse, had never even been to practice.

I worried a bit, but it all seemed to just work out.

There have been some really wonderful times for me. I remember our choir parties at the Moench’s cabin and double practices before our Christmas Program. I remember one week when we performed a number that we had neither warmed up for nor practiced prior to the performance. It was wonderful and I don’t think that anyone (except us) noticed. Yes, you are that good!

I have been blessed with your association and your undamped willingness to be a member of this ‘volunteer’ organization. I have been blessed to find such amazing music to work with and that you, as a choir, have taken on the challenge of learning more difficult and involved pieces. Remember how difficult we thought Master, The Tempest Is Raging was? I think back on that and listen to you sing that and it continues to really thrill me. What about I Need Thee Every Hour, Did You Think to Pray?,and especially Praise to the Man!? Not only did members of the congregation enjoy and comment on our performances, but even the children did. I remember when a 12-year old stopped me after meeting (we’d sung Master, The Tempest Is Raging) and told me that was the neatest song he’d ever heard.

I have appreciated you contacting me when you were not going to be at choir and dropping me little notes telling me you liked something or didn’t like something else. Mostly, I have appreciated your friendship and support. You have made me feel like the greatest choir director in the world and I simply could not love you more than I do.

I don’t know who will replace me. I hope that you will support whoever it is (I know you will) and as my new assignment allows, I’d like to come and sing with the choir again.

Sincere thanks and much much love,


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Please Turn In This Music

December 23rd, 2010 No comments

You won’t be needing the following music in your folder for this year. Please remove them and have them ready to turn in during next practice:

Redeemer of Israel
I Stand All Amazed
I Am a Child of God (Hall)
On This Day of Joy and Gladness (Hall)
If the Savior Stood Beside Me
America the Beautiful
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Hallelujah (Beethoven)
Hallelujah (Handel)
Love at Home (Hall)
Teach Me to Walk in the Light

Please take the following and put them in the back of your book
Choose the Right – Petrie
Did You Think to Pray – Petrie

I will have this year’s music for you at practice on Thursday

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Jonas is in Heaven

November 19th, 2010 No comments

My heart is breaking from the news I received this morning that little Jonas passed away last night. He had a wonderful Make A Wish trip to California last week, where he had a great time with his family. Upon returning home, he began struggling with his oxygen levels and was unable to maintain them. On Thursday night, he passed away peacefully with his loved ones surrounding him.

Thank you all so much for your gift of love and service these past months. It is a gift that will live in their hearts forever as they remember what love can do for a community. Jonas brought us together and allowed us to experience the joy of service, to know the feeling of working together on a common goal, and to witness in a very special way the love of our Heavenly Father as He poured out so many miracles upon us. We have all been blessed.

Jonas’ funeral will be probably be on Monday or Tuesday of next week. I will let you know as I get details.


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Help a local family in need with Good in the Hood!

September 27th, 2010 No comments



The students of Olympus High School and Good In the ‘Hood Present:

Spread Magic Around

Olympus High School, October 9, 3:00 – 7:30 p.m.

All proceeds will go to the Coleman family, whose children are fighting SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

See the links below for their story.

Bring your family and enjoy live bands, a magic show, a reptile show, bounce houses,

kids activities, sports tournaments, food and more!!

The live auction begins at 5:30, and the silent auction runs throughout the event.

See the attachment for a list of live and silent auction items.

Adults: $5.00        Children 3 – 12: $3.00        Maximum per family:  $25.00

Admission fee includes all activities, shows, and entertainment.

Food and souveniers will be available for purchase.

See you there!!

To make a monetary donation, visit

or make checks payable to Good in the ‘Hood and mail to P.O. Box 9893, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-0893

Good in the ‘Hood is a Utah 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

**Mark your calendars for our 5K race coming up on October 30th, also to benefit the Colemans!

Coleman Miracle Team Members

August 31st, 2010 No comments

To the Chairpersons: Would you please email us a summary of your discussions with your committees at the Sunday meeting? Please share all suggestions and plans. Also, would you please include a list of the people who were there on your committee, with their phone numbers and email addresses if you have them, along with any other people who may have joined your group since? We are trying to establish a good communication system with all of the volunteers and committees.

To all Team Members: We are so grateful for your willingness to share your time and talents and ideas! However, we don’t want any surprises and need to be kept in the loop with your plans and progress. We are asking you to email us an update letter twice a week regarding your committee decisions and progress. ALWAYS ask for donations of supplies, equipment, food, advertising, etc., before you consider purchasing anything. If you cannot get something donated, ask what kind of discount you can get. Then, clear any expenditures with us before you proceed. Any expenditures that are not cleared will be considered your donation to the cause. This is very important. We need to know exactly how our budget is holding out.

There is a protocol for securing sponsors. By sponsors, we mean businesses who will champion or support our cause and to whom we will offer public recognition for their sponsorship. We have a committee working on sponsors. Please do not promise sponsorships to anyone if you are not on this committee and are not aware of the protocol. If you have ideas for sponsors, or if you have someone who approaches you with the offer to be a sponsor, please contact us and we will double check with the sponsor committee to make sure there are no conflicts and let you know whether or not to proceed.

Sponsors are different from donors. Don’t hesitate to personally secure cash donations or goods and services for the auction from people or businesses. Donors to the auction will have their name announced before their item is auctioned, so they will have a form of publicity. But not all donors will be given sponsor status.

If you are confused about the difference, we will try to clarify it at the meeting next Sunday. We will have a meeting with all volunteers this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. at my house. Contact me for the address if you do not know. We are going to keep the meeting to 1 hour. We will have committee reports of this week’s progress, and then break out into committees for 30 minutes. We know this is a holiday weekend, so if you are a committee chairperson and will not be there, please contact a member of your committee who will be there and give them the assignment of reporting to the group.

We are working on an online auction donation form which can be filled out and passed on to us. It will include the business name, items donated with approximate retail value. This is how we hope to keep track of items and services donated for the auction. Until then, just email us each time you get an item for the auction.

Coleman Family Project

August 27th, 2010 1 comment

Please remember the meeting on Sunday, Sept 29.   Bring people who are willing to give their time and resources to the fundraiser event. any amount of time they can offer is appreciated. we know that we are all busy. It will take many people giving what they can to make this happen.

I have attached a letter you may use to request donations from businesses and individuals. I have also attached a receipt form they may use. Please read these documents carefully so that you can present your request properly and that the money gets donated to the right place.

To all of you, make copies of these attached documents to take with you wherever you go from now on so that you will have them handy to give to business owners and individuals you come in contact with. Feel free to email them as well.

If you do get donations, please email me and let me know exactly who is donating and what they are donating. The auction committee will be in charge of picking up donated items and storing them until the event. We will announce that committee to you when it is formed.

We have decided on Saturday, October 9 from 2:00 – 7:00 for the carnival, and possibly a stomp from 7:00 – 9:00 following the carnival. The location is still being negotiated, but we will have an answer on that in a few days. Keep checking the Coleman blog for updates.

As we embark on this project, please remember that we are working with meager financial reserves, and that every penny we spend for the fundraiser is a penny the Colemans will not receive. Yes, they will hopefully benefit from our expenditures, but please be very careful in your expenses. I am asking that anyone who needs to spend money on this event contact me first for permission to do so, so that we can have a current unerstanding of what we are spending. If you spend money without asking, please consider it your donation to the cause. I am generally reachable by email through this website.  Please check out the pricing and quantities on items you are proposing before contacting me for a go-ahead.

Unfortunately, we have no idea how many people we will be attracting to this event. As we go along, we will get a better feel for that.

ALWAYS ASK businesses to donate goods and services before you purchase them. If they will not donate, then ask them what kind of discount they are able to give us for this cause.

I have some DVDs you can take to present our cause to those you approach if necessary, or you can direct them to the website and to for more information and to view the news story and the video.

We are looking for the following things to be donated:

Cash Donations
Food for the concessions at the carnival (hot dogs, buns, relish, catsup and mustard, soda pop, bottled water, ice, chips, etc.)
Donated goods and services for the auction such as:
Gift cards for haircuts, professional services, restaurants, retail stores, movie tickets, recreational sites (Lagoon, Raging Waters, etc.)
Printing Services for Publicity, poster paper, printing paper, banners
Balloons, for decoration at the carnival
Radio ads
TV Time (Good Things Utah, Studio 5, KBYU, KUED, etc.)
Tickets for use at the carnival
Bounce house
Entertainers (bands, magicians, mimes, cartoonists, photographers, photo booths, face painters) at the carnival (we want live music throughout the event)
Sound Equipment, extension cords
Graphic Designers for posters, banners, flyers
Vinyl stickers for car windshields
T Shirts with the “Spread Magic Around… Join the Coleman Family Miracle Team” message on them for advertising purposes and also for sale at the carnival.
Snow cone machines
Popcorn machines
Soft Ice cream machines
Hot Dog Warmers
Paper plates, cups, napkins
Garbage cans and liners
Tables and chairs (40 tables round or rectangle, 250 chairs)
Tents in case of rain (small ones like used at sporting events, and large ones for large numbers of people)
New Retail items for the auction (bikes, skis, crafts, quilts, paintings, athletic equipment, musical instruments, craft supplies, etc.)
Just thought I might throw in a new minivan? 2009 or newer. No harm in asking, right?
Help in selling Coleman home so they can move to a larger home to accommodate their children’s needs.

I am sure there is more, but this is a start. we will improve on the list for our Sunday meeting.

Choir Tonight!!

March 4th, 2010 No comments

Choir tonight is at 8pm. It will be very fun and so I hope you’ll join us.

Here is what we’ll be rehearsing:
O My Father – Deford
Do What is Right – Petrie
On This Day of Joy and Gladness – Hall

Also, if we have time, we’ll work on Secret Prayer – Petrie

See you there!

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Up to Speed for 2010

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Hello and thanks for visiting the site.

In choir on Thursday, I passed out the new music for 2010. Please go through your books and take out the following (bring this music to choir on Thursday and I’ll collect it):

Redeemer of Israel – H5
More Holiness Give Me – H1
Prayer is the Sou’s Sincere Desire – DeFord
Where Can I Turn for Peace? – H2
Come Unto Him – Carter
Jesus the Very Thought of Thee – DeFord
Joy in the Morning – Sleeth
Teach Me To Walk in the Light – H7
Come Thou Fount (TTBB)
If Any of You Lack Wisdom – Petrie
We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet – H8
Jesus Savior, Pilot Me – Petrie
Oh What Songs of the Heart – Petrie
In Hymns of Praise – Petrie

Place the new songs into your folder and put all your music into this order:

I Stand All Amazed – DeFord
Miracles – DeFord
I Am a Child of God – Hall
O My Father – DeFord
Do What Is Right – Petrie
On This Day of Joy and Gladness – Hall
Master, The Tempest Is Raging – Petrie
I Need Thee Every Hour – DeFord
Secret Prayer – Petrie
Praise to the Man – Petrie
If the Savior Stood Beside Me – DeFord
America the Beautiful – Petrie
Love One Another – Petrie
Choose the Right!
I Thank Thee, Dear Father – DeFord
Love at Home – Hall
Did You Think to Pray? – Petrie

The following three songs you do not have yet, I’ll pass them out in the next couple of weeks:

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth – DeFord
Because I Have Been Given Much – H3
Teach Me To Walk in the Light – H7

Also, please keep in your book:

Hallelujah – Beethoven
How Lovely Is They Dwelling Place – Mendelssohn

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