Marseille Congregation activity rouses kid’s interest in music

By VINCE T. BASCO

Date Posted: July 3, 2023

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The musical activity dubbed “Learning Instruments” held by the Local Congregation of Marseille, France for the members of the Children’s Worship Service (CWS) on June 11, 2023 further opened to them the wonderful world of music, which is an essential part of Christian worship.

“One of the purposes of this activity where the children were able to learn playing instruments, or at least the basics, is so that they can awaken their artistic and musical curiosity,” said Ronald Mendoza, CWS committee chairperson in the congregation, which was part of the Ecclesiastical District of Western Europe.

CWS officers, such as Johanna Rodriguez, served as music instructors in the activity held at the function hall of the congregation’s place of worship. “I taught the kids what a guitar is and I taught them to strum a little and how to play some chords,” she said.

The children gained insight on and how to play musical instruments, namely, cajón (bass drum), guitar, and electronic keyboard. They then tried the musical instruments for them to discover which of these they would want to continue learning.

“I like playing guitar and piano,” Coleen Villajuan, CWS member, said. “These are my favorite instruments.”

The musical activity also served as a bonding moment for the children with one another and with the CWS officers, enhancing their ties as brothers and sisters in Christ.

“The Church Administration launches CWS activities for our young brothers and sisters to meet and share convivial moments with their friends,” Ronald added. “The kids will be trained to go in the place of worship and have fun together for them to grow and live as good Christians.” — With reports from Eya-Paris Alejo of INC News Section

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