Over 30 years ago, the Waldoboro Word of Life Church began holding monthly gospel music concerts to share their faith. The concert tradition has continued over the years with many musicians, mostly based in New England, sharing their music.
On Saturday, September 24, the church will have the first concert of this season featuring A New Beginning music ministry.
A potluck dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. will precede the 7 p.m. concert.
A New Beginning is the husband and wife of New Hampshire-based gospel singers Debbie and Barry Shirk. The Shirks have been harmonizing for just over five years. Barry Shirk is from Pennsylvania where he played gospel music for many years with various bands. Debbie Shirk is originally from Cranston, RI, and has lived in NH for 20 years.
Barry met Debbie while moving to New England for a job. They fell in love and married in November 2014. Barry introduced Debbie to Southern Gospel music and she found she could harmonize and sing parts. They began singing together on their church’s worship team, then formed the duo A New Beginning, singing programs in New England, New York and Pennsylvania.
Their hope and prayer as they travel and share their music and life experiences is that it would bring attention to God’s promise to never leave or forsake humanity and that others would seek help from God in their struggles in life.
There is no charge for the concert, but a love offering will be charged. Gather food to share at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy good music, ministry, and fellowship with A New Beginning at 7 p.m.