Cring, Clazzy headline Spirited at FUMC

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2009

By By MaryClaire Foster
Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker Jonathan Cring will be making what may seem an unlikely stop for someone in secular show business on Jan. 30 when he will be performing at First United Methodist Church of Atmore.
Cring said he realizes that a spiritual program is not something many in his business would be apt to participate in, but having grown up in a church he thinks it is an important venue in which to share his talents.
Clazzy is the conductor of the Sumner Pops Orchestra making her the first female conductor in the state of Tennessee.
While Cring is the storyteller of the duo, Clazzy brings her musical talents to the stage with her.
“I have this fabulous instrument called the WX-5 Wind Machine which gives me 250 sounds,” she said. “When you add some of the beautiful music and inspiring melodies, it just lends itself to an occasion to enrich the heart and exalt the spirit.”
Cring will read from his book “Living a Legendary Life” and share other stories and insights relating to human life and spirituality.
Cring has written 16 screenplays in two years and has had 12 of them made into movies. His movies do not fit specifically into the Christian genre, but Cring said they are not lacking in spirituality either.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. this Friday. A free will offering will be taken up after the service and copies of books, CDs and DVDs of the movies will be available to purchase.
For more information call (251) 368- 8197.

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