The Music & Worship Arts Auxiliary Celebrates 20 Years of Service
May 3, 2016
Dr. Angelique Banks-Coleman, President
Music and Worship Arts Auxiliary
National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
Dear Dr. Coleman,
Congratulations to the Music and Worship Arts Auxiliary as you celebrate 20 years of existence as a vital and viable auxiliary within the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. As President of our Convention, I delight in wishing you and all of your constituent members a time of celebration, rejoicing and singing praises to our God for His wonderful works through this arm of our Convention.
That music is of great importance in the worship experience is made evident Sunday after Sunday, and indeed whenever the elect of God communes in song or in individual worship. The great philosopher, Socrates, expressed the importance of music when he stated: “Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him whom is rightly educated graceful…” And so it is with gratitude that I express appreciation to you and the Music and Worship Arts Auxiliary for your faithful training and development of the worship arts through music for the members of our convention who have the awesome responsibility of reaching “the inward places of the soul” as they facilitate worship through song in their various congregations.
We pray that your 20th year celebration is one full of worship, thanksgiving and praise. I encourage each of you to take the time to thank our God for all He has done and entreat you to look, expectantly, to an exceptional, musically blessed future.
Yours in ministry and mission of Christ,