Photography by Paparazzi Paul.
On Sunday May 29th, The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain (PCOM) in Delaware Water Gap, PA held the first installment of their 2016 Summer Gazebo Concert Series. The warm weather filled the gentle afternoon with a small number of music lovers who were gathered to fix their beings upon the music that would soon be played. It was during this contemplation did Jim Dellaria of the PCOM come upon the stage to welcome those who came and to introduce the band.
The Erin McClelland Band wooed the crowd through their gentle melodies that enhanced the mood of the day. The myriad of genres the musicians explored found a transcendence in their essence as evident in the instrumental interludes they pursued. It was a mesmeric evening that proved to be a portent for many of the variety of performers who would grace the gazebo and the hearts who hear them throughout the summer. The Erin McClelland Band consists of Erin McClelland on guitar and vocals, Tony Marino on bass, and Marko Marcinko on drums. You can learn more about The Erin McClelland Band by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/emcclellandband.
The Summer Gazebo Concert Series at The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA began in 1990 and is presented every Sunday evening throughout the Summer months from the end of May until the end of August in order to support the local musicians and provide a venue where all ages could learn to appreciate Jazz and acoustic music. In reflection of Delaware Water Gap, PA being considered a Mecca for the Jazz community, the concerts has a great number of Jazz performances in their schedule. However, all musical styles are showcased during the summer which includes Blue Grass and Classical Music. The Next concert will feature Katie and Richie Roche and will take place on Sunday June 5th beginning at 6pm. Until then you’ll be able to find more photographs taken during the The Erin McClelland Band concert in The PCOM Gazebo Begins Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154907713068761.1073741973.91146283760&type=3.
According to their website, The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain is “… a community of disciples illuminated by God’s love who care for others spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially as we explore new avenues of grace and grow in faith through worship and service.” In an endeavor to manifest the goals of this statement, they hold weekly services every Sunday beginning at 10am and provide a hostel for those hikers who travel along the Appalachian Trail as well as holding a Hikers’ Dinner every Thursday evening throughout the Summer Months to replenish their energies. The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain also supports the Kenyan village of Amilo by providing a school feeding program for 15 orphans, a well, housing, and simple medical care and information to the villagers and the church shares a partnership with the Reformed Church located in Cardenaz, Cuba. In addition to all this, they support the local Fire Company and Women’s Resources Center as well as provide community aid funds for residents who are suffering economic burdens. The size of the congregation is approximately 200 people. Please Explore The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/pages/Presbyterian-Church-of-the-Mountain/234593743269661 or their Website at www.churchofthemountain.org for more information.