Come, Sing a Song With Me

Elizabeth DeCoux presents
“Come, Sing a Song With Me”
Alyssa Halliday, Worship Leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Paula and Bill Prince, Guest Musicians

Many Unitarian Universalists have a special affection for the hymn, “Come, Sing a Song with Me.” This sermon invites us to hear, and perhaps to join in, a new song of community, emanating from an unexpected source.

About our Speaker:

Elizabeth DeCoux has been a member of BBUUC since 2019. She has served as Chair of the church’s Rainbow Welcoming Ministry, as a member of the Worship Committee, as BBUUC’s Animal Chaplain, as a delegate to General Assembly, and as a speaker at our Sunday worship services. The Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry selected Elizabeth’s sermon “Seeing Animals” to receive the Schweitzer Prize for the best sermon on our responsibilities to animals.

Elizabeth spent her career practicing law and then teaching law. She has spoken on animal rights law at conferences throughout the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe. She has also volunteered as a hospice “Paw Pal,” taking her dog to visit hospice patients. Elizabeth is grateful for the spiritual home she has found at BBUUC.

About Our Guest Musicians:

Paula Prince is a graduate of the jazz studies program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  In Cincinnati she played saxophone and/or flute in various bands, both large and small. After relocating to Florida she performed with various ensembles including the First Coast Wind Symphony, the TBA Big Band, Swing and a Miss and the North Florida Saxophone Quartet.

Bill Prince, a professor emeritus at the University of North Florida has performed with numerous bands and orchestras including Buddy Rich, the NORAD Band, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on over 70 albums and can currently be heard on Buddy Rich’s, Mercy Mercy and The Best of Buddy Rich. In more recent years Bill developed a cabaret show that he performed on cruise ships around the world. One of his unique talents is the ability to perform professionally on several instruments. Bill produced   his own CD, “Happy Thoughts,” on which he composed, arranged and performed all parts. He also published a book on his musical life titled “Music Is My Ticket.” available on Amazon.