Fellowship Opportunities

Coffee Hour

Friends are invited to come together for coffee and conversation following both Sunday worship services, downstairs in the Common Room.

Clover Lane Coffee House

Clover Lane Coffee House occurs monthly, September – June, usually on the third Friday.

Admission $10 donation, $25 max per family. All are welcome.

Please contact Bart Carpenter or Bill Brown for more info.

OCTOBER COFFEE HOUSE

Clover Lane Coffee House is pleased to present Belarus-based Stary Olsa (Стары Ольса) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.  Tickets are $10 at the door; maximum $25 per family.  All are welcome.  Please save the date.
 

Stary Olsa is a medieval band founded in 1999, named for a brook in the west part of Mahilioŭ Region (Belarus). The band's repertoire includes Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, Belarusian national dances, canticles of the 16th - early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Stary Olsa

The band's music makes it possible to restore sounds of many forgotten instruments.  For performance, Stary Olsa uses contemporary copies of medieval instruments such as Belarusian bagpipe, lyre, gusli (Baltic psaltery) , svirel (reed pipe), Jew's harp, ocarina, Belarusian trumpet, birch bark trumpet, hudok (Belarusian rebec), tromba marina and drums.

The band collaborates with museums and period musical groups across Europe.  In the U.S., they frequently perform at Renaissance Fairs and other period musical events.  They have 11 albums and have published seven collections of period music.