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New Organ Dedicated

October 11, 2017

On September 24th the Centenary United Methodist Church in Morning Sun had a Homecoming Day to dedicate their new organ. Their organist, Michael Corey, played the new instrument and shared stories about the role of music in the church.

He invited people who attended to tell about their favorite hymns and musical memories in their faith life. And, of course, he offered his own reflections as well. “The music touches the congregation where words sometimes can’t,” Corey said.
Michael Corey

He spent two years raising the money needed to purchase the custom-built, hand-made, Johannus organ. He also spent considerable time getting to know the features and feel of the organ before scheduling last month’s special event.

The keys, pedals, buttons and dials of an organ are often very different from instrument to instrument. However, Corey has been playing since childhood, and at 14 years of age he played for a cousin’s wedding. He has been offering his musical skills to the worship life of the churches he has served ever since.

The Burlington Hawk Eye published an article celebrating the accomplishment. In addition, the church posted a video of the presentation on their Facebook page so that visitors could listen to the presentation.

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