Charles Wolff
  • 67, Male
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
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Charles Wolff's Discussions

worship in the age of coronavirus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Wolff Mar 29. 5 Replies

adventures in worshipbanding...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wulf Forrester-Barker Jan 8, 2019. 3 Replies

Pass It On has passed on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Midgley Feb 20, 2019. 1 Reply

 

Charles Wolff - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Charles Wolff replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'worship in the age of coronavirus'
"This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCEskjR_RH8 is a stream of a Vineyard School of Worship online discussion of livestreaming worship services, and from listening to the first couple minutes, it sounds like they ARE discussing what's going…"
Mar 29
Charles Wolff replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'worship in the age of coronavirus'
"They'd doing the drive-through worship again this week, here are the details they sent out: This week we will be offering drive-thru worship. Since we'll be facing warmer temperatures soon, we are moving it to start at 9:00 a.m.   If…"
Mar 27
Charles Wolff replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'worship in the age of coronavirus'
"Well, this past Sunday (3/22), they did some sort of a "drive-through" church.  I didn't go (and, yeah, I realize that shouldn't be talking about services I didn't even attend, but I've kinda decided that as part…"
Mar 24
Nathan Gifford replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'worship in the age of coronavirus'
"Hey Charles! Our church discontinued services starting last Sunday as well... for at least the next 4 weeks. We do not live stream, for whatever reason, although we have a 2nd location that has live worship then streams the message from the main…"
Mar 18
Charles Wolff replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'worship in the age of coronavirus'
"For what it's worth, this is happening now.  They are not meeting for an actual service this Sunday, 3/15, but are saying they're going to "livestream" something, I'm not sure they even know what yet.  But I think…"
Mar 15
Charles Wolff posted a discussion

worship in the age of coronavirus

I'm not an active WL right now, but the church where I used to be is thinking about what is going to happen if we have to stop meeting on Sunday mornings - in California, one state over from me, they are strongly discouraging gatherings of over 250 people, which is going to affect a lot of churches if it becomes a rule.I've been doing a little brainstorming myself, and one thing that struck me is that if we're not gathering as a congregation, it's not really a situation where we need to…See More
Mar 12
Charles Wolff replied to Justin Hurling's discussion 'i please give me your input on this song i wrote all critique welcome' in the group Songwriter's Circle - Get Song Feedback
"Welcome to WtR... I'm afraid you'll find this is not a real active site - some of my comments on other songs that you responded to were written in 2015... but in the spirit of "original songs are not easy to write..." here are…"
Aug 21, 2019
Justin Hurling replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'Psalm 17' in the group Songwriter's Circle - Get Song Feedback
"love the use of scripture in your Songs awesome flo of lyrics"
Aug 21, 2019

Profile Information

Home Church:
Desert Foothills UMC, Phoenix AZ
Musical Gift(s):
songwriting, guitar, bass, singing, recording & live sound
About Me:
helped start our contemporary service in 1993, retired as worship leader in 2003, played bass for a while and am currently on hiatus or retired or something. Actually made a return as worship "organizer" and guitarist in 2013, though for health reasons I'm not letting them make me the lead singer.
Favorite Music:
Larry Norman, Amy Grant, Philip P Bliss, "Laud to the Nativity" by Respighi and "Solemn Mass' by Vierne. Secular stuff: Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffet, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Lou Reed
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Matthew 21:28-32; I Kings 1:1-4

Charles Wolff's Blog

Blue Christmas

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 3:26pm 1 Comment

Last night, our church had our first-ever "Blue Christmas" service. Here's an article that explains the idea:



http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_93033_ENG_HTM.htm



Although I'm not playing in the worship band right now, I am still on the worship committee at church, and back in October or November I brought up the idea, and when I found out that the pastor was up for doing the service, I signed on to do the music (guy & guitar style). Our church has connections to… Continue

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At 9:14am on November 22, 2015, Mavis Monson said…

One song based upon Chopin (of several) uploaded - titled "Just Believe" - the lyrics are available - if I can be so bold, what do you think?

At 6:51pm on August 21, 2015, Stephen R Cass said…

H Charles--

Definitely get together!  I work at Intel on Chandler Blvd., so one of these days we'll connect!

Steve

At 11:31pm on February 18, 2015, Des Sharp said…

Hey Charles, I hope all is well with you. Retired but not out I hope.

You are a wise & experienced Man of God. Your wealth of experience is essential for new worship leaders to glean from. Even tho the songs are different today the key purpose is still the same. I really appreciate reading your comments to songwriters, outlining your thoughts about songs.

I have a similar outlook.

Worship songs = Singing to God.

Praise songs = Singing about God.

Testimony = personal story about experience.

Inspirational songs = encouragement to the church.

Keep commenting & being effective. This network needs your voice.

At 5:51pm on August 18, 2010, David Bull said…
Hi Charles

Welcome to "Old and Wrinkly!"

David Bull.
At 6:55am on June 26, 2010, Kellyann said…
Thank you for your friendship Charles! I really appreciate your comments to my discussion posts ~ keep them coming!
God Bless x
Kellyann x
At 1:05pm on June 5, 2010, LARRY FRIES said…
I don't listen to snoozy fm either songs sound alike ,got on for you youtube.com SUZY YARAEI song called HE'S ALIVE brace youself its gets a little intense,a little supernatural improv for ya ,i am on FB LARRY FRIES ST CLOUD FL.
At 1:51pm on June 3, 2009, Rick Cogbill said…
Hey Charles, just read one of your posts in the forums...I hope you're finding a place where you can minister in worship. Can't let these "retirements or something" go on forever, you know!
Blessings. Rick
At 3:13pm on April 2, 2009, Lil said…
Just poppin over to say hello. Your about me section on your page really made me laugh where it says, 'or something,' =)

Have a great day in Sunny Arizona~!
At 9:11pm on January 13, 2009, Olive Dempsey said…
great, will go check it out...
At 11:25pm on January 2, 2009, Olive Dempsey said…
thanks Charles, I look forward to hearing what you hear... :)
 
 
 

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