Concert for those facing cancer on November 3

Concert for those facing cancer on November 3

How Can I Keep from Singing?On Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m., the choirs of Westbury United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Missouri City, along with chamber orchestra, will present “How Can I Keep from Singing? A Sacred Concert for Those Facing Cancer.”

"Until a cure is found, many lives have been and will be affected by cancer," says Rev. DeAndre Johnson, pastor of music and worship at Westbury UMC, who has planned the concert alongside Matt Robinson, director of music and fine arts, at First UMC, Missouri City.

"Through personal stories, music and prayers of lament and hope, this collaborative concert will explore the ways in which the community of faith can listen, encourage and pray for those battling the disease."

The program features selections from “Sing for the Cure: Proclamation of Hope,” a collection of songs and readings chronicling the emotional effects of cancer on patients and their families. The choir and orchestra will also perform pieces by Moses Hogan, Dan Forrest, Taylor Davis and Mark Hayes.

The free concert will be held at First UMC, Missouri City with a reception following. Nursery will be provided for infants and toddlers. Information about cancer support groups will be available for those interested.

First UMC, Missouri City is located at: 3900 Lexington Boulevard Missouri City, Texas 77459.

For more details, contact Rev. DeAndre Johnson, Pastor of Music and Worship, at 713-723-0175 or

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