10:50 AM — Prelude Music with the “Friends” Band
11:00 AM — Celebration Service
Talk Title: “Discovering Self, Within and Around Us”
Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Ruth Miller, PhD
As we mature, we become aware of more and more layers and dimensions of who we are, and who the people around us have been. We begin to, truly, know ourselves. And, if we’re paying attention, an amazing thing happens: we begin to understand, and find a new respect for, the people who have shaped our lives in the past, and are contributing to them now. Rev. Dr. Ruth Miller will share some stories and some of the science that help us understand this process–and how the world benefits as we go through it.
Inspirational Music from
Guest Musician: Ellen Whyte
ELLEN WHYTE has fronted bands continuously now for 30 years, as she has three critically acclaimed albums in addition to the latest effort. She was captivated by music since she was a child growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Leaving the humidity and the taffeta dresses of her accordion marching band behind, Ellen branched out to blue grass, gospel, rock, blues and jazz. Her eclectic tastes in music include heroes such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt.
In addition to the Northwest, Ellen tours in the Mid West and on the East Coast, and was a featured artist in the International Blues festival in Montreal. Look for her soon at a “Four Way Stop” in your area!
“She not only sings like an angel, but brings her own styling and phrasing to every song that is completely individual.”
—Dennis Walker, Grammy award producer