Country gospel, under The Tent

Jun 19, 2017
Tom Rawley and Leroy Jones

Waldoboro — Leroy Jones and Tom Rawley will perform gospel music with a little bluegrass twang Friday, June 23, starting 7 p.m. under The Tent at the top of the hill on Route 1 (across from Ralph’s Homes).

Jones is a Dutch Neck (Waldoboro) resident and the former Chief of Police for Waldoboro. He plays guitar and sings with several bluegrass groups. Rawley has served as pastor of the Waldoboro Word of Life Church for 30 years and also serves as the chaplain of the Waldoboro Fire Department, as well as being a founding member of the popular gospel singing group Heaven’s Blend.

Both men enjoy country gospel music and have been “singin and pickin” together for several years at the annual services of the Old German Church and St. Paul’s Chapel on Dutch Neck, as well as some festivals, church services and assisted living facilities.

This will be the fourth Friday evening Gospel Concert of the 2017 Summer of Praise at the tent, allowing those who attend different churches and those who don’t regularly attend at all to come together for worship. Sunday evening services take place under the tent at 6 p.m.; on, June 25, Pastor Gary Leet of the Lisbon Free Baptist Church will share the message.

Under The Tent, which has screening to keep out most of the bugs, all events are held rain or shine. All are welcome to stop by for as long as they are able to stay; bring a lawn chair (or a cushion) if folding metal chairs are too uncomfortable. A good-will offering will be taken to help cover expenses. For more information, call 446-3288.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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