Charles Wolff
  • 66, Male
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • United States
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adventures in worshipbanding...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wulf Forrester-Barker Jan 8. 3 Replies

Pass It On has passed on...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Midgley 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

 

Charles Wolff - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Allan Midgley replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'Pass It On has passed on...'
"I remember the song but I didn't get scolded for playing it "too fast" - just the organist didn't like like it for her playing style. A lovely man by all accounts and some good songs like... Oh how he loves you and me etc. Allan"
2 hours ago
Charles Wolff replied to Jack Hemswort's discussion 'Adjusting the electric guitar amp'
"Let me also suggest... ask your sound person, if you have one.  Sometimes the sound that fits into the rest of the band, that sounds best out in the room, is not necessarily the one that you as the guitar player like when you're up on the…"
Jan 25
Wulf Forrester-Barker replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'adventures in worshipbanding...'
"Not a pleasant experience although, as you say, it could have been worse. May good come of it though for your church and wider community - perhaps stronger relationships or the miscreants getting headed off a bad path before they get to worse…"
Jan 8
Charles Wolff replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'adventures in worshipbanding...'
"So we wound up having church at a local restaurant (owned by a Muslim family!) who sacrificed their pre-noon brunch time so we could take over the room.  Managed to put together a mic, a music stand, a bass amp (used for the microphone) and a…"
Jan 6
Charles Wolff replied to Charles Wolff's discussion 'adventures in worshipbanding...'
"Well, it did turn out that it was more vandalism than a burglary... whoever broke in didn't find where the light switches are in the sanctuary, so they probably didn't see any of our equipment.  There is fire extinguisher dust, mostly…"
Jan 6
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adventures in worshipbanding...

Got an email this morning that somebody broke into our sanctuary early today and, among other things, discharged two fire extinguishers in the sanctuary, leaving a fine powder all over everything, including soundboard, amplifiers, etc. etc.  I haven't been in yet to survey the damage, but I'm told "one speaker" is missing.  I'll be able to go in tomorrow morning to look for myself.A fancy cleaning company is supposed to come in, take everything out of the sanctuary to their cleaning facility,…See More
Jan 5
Charles Wolff replied to Brian Lawson's discussion 'Temple of Broken Pieces'
"See if this works to play the song - it wouldn't let me upload the mp3, so I put it out on my own webspace... http://www.charleswolff.com/WTR/TempeOfBrokenPieces.mp3"
Dec 20, 2018
Charles Wolff replied to Brian Lawson's discussion 'Temple of Broken Pieces'
"Attempt to upload the recording as an attachment..."
Dec 20, 2018

Profile Information

Home Church:
Desert Foothills UMC, Phoenix AZ
Musical Gift(s):
songwriting, guitar, bass, singing, recording & live sound
About Me:
helped start our contemporary service in 1993, retired as worship leader in 2003, played bass for a while and am currently on hiatus or retired or something. Actually made a return as worship "organizer" and guitarist in 2013, though for health reasons I'm not letting them make me the lead singer.
Favorite Music:
Larry Norman, Amy Grant, Philip P Bliss, "Laud to the Nativity" by Respighi and "Solemn Mass' by Vierne. Secular stuff: Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffet, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Lou Reed
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Matthew 21:28-32; I Kings 1:1-4

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Blue Christmas

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 3:26pm 1 Comment

Last night, our church had our first-ever "Blue Christmas" service. Here's an article that explains the idea:



http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_93033_ENG_HTM.htm



Although I'm not playing in the worship band right now, I am still on the worship committee at church, and back in October or November I brought up the idea, and when I found out that the pastor was up for doing the service, I signed on to do the music (guy & guitar style). Our church has connections to… Continue

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At 9:14am on November 22, 2015, Mavis Monson said…

One song based upon Chopin (of several) uploaded - titled "Just Believe" - the lyrics are available - if I can be so bold, what do you think?

At 6:51pm on August 21, 2015, Stephen R Cass said…

H Charles--

Definitely get together!  I work at Intel on Chandler Blvd., so one of these days we'll connect!

Steve

At 11:31pm on February 18, 2015, Des Sharp said…

Hey Charles, I hope all is well with you. Retired but not out I hope.

You are a wise & experienced Man of God. Your wealth of experience is essential for new worship leaders to glean from. Even tho the songs are different today the key purpose is still the same. I really appreciate reading your comments to songwriters, outlining your thoughts about songs.

I have a similar outlook.

Worship songs = Singing to God.

Praise songs = Singing about God.

Testimony = personal story about experience.

Inspirational songs = encouragement to the church.

Keep commenting & being effective. This network needs your voice.

At 5:51pm on August 18, 2010, David Bull said…
Hi Charles

Welcome to "Old and Wrinkly!"

David Bull.
At 6:55am on June 26, 2010, Kellyann said…
Thank you for your friendship Charles! I really appreciate your comments to my discussion posts ~ keep them coming!
God Bless x
Kellyann x
At 1:05pm on June 5, 2010, LARRY FRIES said…
I don't listen to snoozy fm either songs sound alike ,got on for you youtube.com SUZY YARAEI song called HE'S ALIVE brace youself its gets a little intense,a little supernatural improv for ya ,i am on FB LARRY FRIES ST CLOUD FL.
At 1:51pm on June 3, 2009, Rick Cogbill said…
Hey Charles, just read one of your posts in the forums...I hope you're finding a place where you can minister in worship. Can't let these "retirements or something" go on forever, you know!
Blessings. Rick
At 3:13pm on April 2, 2009, Lil said…
Just poppin over to say hello. Your about me section on your page really made me laugh where it says, 'or something,' =)

Have a great day in Sunny Arizona~!
At 9:11pm on January 13, 2009, Olive Dempsey said…
great, will go check it out...
At 11:25pm on January 2, 2009, Olive Dempsey said…
thanks Charles, I look forward to hearing what you hear... :)
 
 
 

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