6/19/2007

50 years

We just celebrated my parent's 50-year anniversary -- and this weekend we celebrate 50 years of the United Church of Christ. {Our General Synod (all-denomination gathering we have every two years) in Hartford, Connecticut, begins on Friday. I'll be blogging about my experience there later this week.} Here's what I wrote as this week's "opening the Bible" blog entry for i.ucc

I'm part of the UCC and I take the Bible seriously. I believe God has so much to show us through the Bible and I love to dig deeper into it to understand things better and to learn things I had never seen before. This week, however, in honor of the United Church of Christ's 50-year anniversary, I'm going to do something completely different . . .

50 years
Word and music by Kirk Moore

Fifty years - Fifty years
We’re celebrating Fifty years
Fifty years - Fifty years
And there is time for many more

600 is the number measured out in months
2600 counting weeks
18250 give or take a few days
That’s a long time but there is more I can say

Because it’s Fifty years - Fifty years
We’re celebrating Fifty years
Fifty years - Fifty years
And there is time for many more


438,000 hours
26 million minutes sounds nice
50 years and counting- That’s been how long
We've been The United Church of Christ!


Because it’s Fifty years - Fifty years
We’re celebrating Fifty years
Fifty years - Fifty years
And there is time for many more


In fifty years we've had our ups and downs
In fifty years we've even angered some
But united and uniting -- it's been our call
To share God's love and welcome everyone


Oh yes it's Fifty years - Fifty years
We’re celebrating Fifty years
Fifty years - Fifty years
And there is time for many
We're here to welcome any
And there is time for many more!

© 2006 Kirk Moore
All rights reserved

You can see the "live" version of this bouncy, fun song on youtube ("live" meaning I stood in front of a video camera and played the song.)

The studio version of the song is now available from Sony Connect , Rhapsody Emusic and iTunes. This link let's you hear a sample right now!

2 comments:

dawnarie4 said...

Kirk,
Have fun in Connecticut. I've never been there nor a conference.:-) See Buddy isn't the only blogger in the family!
Dawn

Kirk said...

Thanks, Dawn -- have a great weekend and I'll see you soon!
Kirk