Gathering Myself in Music

Dr. Mark Yount presents
“Gathering Myself in Music”

Worship Leader: Carole Hawkins
Accompanist: Eileen Morrison
Special Music by Guest Vocalist Olivia Chernyshev, accompanied by Michael Bernos

About our Service:

A title for multiple layers of meaning: I surround myself and bask in music.  When I’m losing it I collect myself by tuning in to music’s medicine and gather a deeper sense of Self in that.  But how does music find in my deepest feelings a spiritual bond of shared humanity?

About our Speaker:

Since joining BBUUC in 1997, Dr. Mark Yount has given over 100 sermons, chaired committees, served on the Board, and served as Youth Adviser. Mark taught philosophy at Trinity College (Hartford), St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia), and Jacksonville University. He has degrees in Philosophy from William and Mary (BA), Villanova (MA), and the University of Colorado at Boulder (Ph.D.). Mark works with Mental Health America of NE FL, helping homeless/at-risk people apply for disability benefits.

About our Guest Musicians:

Olivia Chernyshev graduated from Douglas Anderson School of Arts in musical performances, acting and dance. A frequent cast member at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, she is a vocalist in the folk-rock band Ample Angst and contributes to various creative duo projects in town.  We remember her as a youngster in BBUUC’s youth RE program and are so proud to have her bringing her music back to enrich our service.

Accompanying Musician and BBUUC Member Mike Bernos is a singer/songwriter whose songs appear on Spotify and Pandora. He is currently the guitarist and vocal contributor for the Americana band, Ample Angst. He has produced several EPs including his most recent, Thunder and Rain.