Sunday Service / Musicians

ALC has a dynamic group of singers that adds vitality to the congregational songs, as well as a contemplative element to our service prayer and meditation. Your soul will be nourished and your spirit uplifted through their music.

Guest Musicians

In addition to our own in-house talent, we feature a wide variety of musicians from many backgrounds throughout the year. Below are some of the talented individuals we’ve featured, along with our very own in-house musicians, listed alphabetically by first name.

If you are a musician who might be interested in serving our community during our Sunday Services, please contact our Guiding Minister, Rev. DyAnne Greentree-Wood.

 

Barbara Duncan

Barbara Duncan

Barbara Duncan has played violin since age 7 and taught herself piano at 11. She has played in front of audiences and in musical groups, symphonies, and churches all her life. Barbara enjoys performing music gigs, sing-alongs with violin numbers added, and for seniors in retirement and assisted living homes.

 

Blaine Moody

Blaine Moody

Blaine Moody is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He has performed his spiritual music all over the Northwest at New Thought churches. His intimate style brings you into the song, opening your heart and mind to the wonder of God. While music director at Portland Unity, he formed a band which lifted their service to a new level of experience. One listener described his voice as being “like chocolate for the soul.”

 

Donna Lynn and Terry Davis

Donna Lynn and Terry Davis

Donna Lynn and Terry Davis are songwriters and storytellers. They like to say that they have their roots firmly in the summer of peace and love, a foot in the troubled present, and an eye to a brighter future. Their music is their way of sharing that brighter view; each song is intended to lift the listener’s spirit. Now more than ever people need to express love and peace however they can—as Pete Seeger suggested, thinking globally and singing locally.  DonnaLynnMusic.com

 

Draq Druella

Draq Druella

Draq Druella is a classically trained pianist, songwriter and composer, and certified New Thought Practitioner, and serves as ALC’s current Music Director. Draq blends music with the healing art of meditation and prayer in his practice. Draq believes that music is a universal language through which all can speak and connect with the Divine.

 

Hale Lupe

Hale Lupe

Hale Lupe is a native Oregonian and a nationally touring singer-songwriter. She grew up in a big Portland family with music all around her. Her name came as a result of her own messy journey of the heart. Part nickname and part vision, the name showed up so she could recognize that music is her true home. She is a lover of life and nurturer of all of those who want to wake up.  HaleLupe.com

 

HarmonicJoy

HarmonicJoy

Harmonic Joy is an ensemble comprised of vocalists DyAnne Greentree-Wood, Elana Manderfield, Ann Cornelly, Bill Manderfield, and Draq Druella (keyboard and vocals). Originally organized by DyAnne to create a vocal harmony group for a special church service, the group felt a calling to continue its efforts toward creating harmonic vocals to inspire joy and a greater connection to the Divine. Most members of this ensemble have performed together for many years in New Thought groups originating in the days of the Living Enrichment Center.

 

Kit Stowell

Kit Stowell

Kit Stowell has been exploring the world’s folk harp traditions for over four decades, and is currently developing several projects to share the treasures he has accumulated.  He has traveled and played for audiences world-wide.  KitStowell.com

 

 

Liliana Penaherrera

Liliana Penaherrera

Liliana Penaherrera has an angelic soprano voice and accompanies herself on the guitar. She writes many of her lyrics and says that singing is one way she chooses to pray. Liliana has recently released her second CD, Love Is Pouring Down.

 

 

Mark Moerman

Mark Moerman

Mark Moerman is a passionate fan of music of many styles, a serious record collector, and a firm believer in the power of music as a healing force in the world. Mark is a singer, guitarist, and a superb songwriter who recently became a Shamanic Minister and Practitioner under the tutelage of Rev. Jayna Gieber.

 

Marvella McPartland

Marvella McPartland

Marvella McPartland has travelled a long way musically—from opera training through the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to belting out a bluesy rocker. She has composed music most of her life, and has toured and played in shows alongside such artists as: Bo Diddley, Jimmy Buffet, Janis Joplin, Randy Newman, Otis Redding, The Smothers Brothers, Lily Tomlin, and many others.  Marvella on Facebook

 

Michael Mandrell

Michael Mandrell

Michael Mandrell possesses a hybrid guitar style that reveals a guitarist of eclectic sensibilities and delicate technique. His music circles the globe in imagistic compositions. He is one of those rare artists who has a strong sense of his Western musical roots, yet can make beautiful and sophisticated forays into the music of the East. His latest recording “Returning and Returned” is a great collection of his solo guitar work that covers a wide range of styles—and he excels in each.  MichaelMandrell.com

 

Paul Enberg

Paul Enberg

Paul Enberg has enjoyed music since he began playing around the age of 10, and he’s made music his retirement vocation. He loves to play the organ and has been church organist at Vancouver Unity and the Abundant Life Center. Paul also plays the violin in the Vancouver Pops Orchestra, the mandolin with The Playmates at a senior dance weekly, and enjoys a spin on the harmonica.

 

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams has been involved in music as long as she can remember. She plays guitar and cello, and sings in different musical groups. She especially enjoys focusing on the healing power of music. Sarah plays and sings for healing retreats, workshops, and many musical celebrations, channeling the energies of unity and love into the receptive heart. She especially enjoys facilitating group sing-a-long events.  SarahAdams.org

 

Shama

Shama

Shama creates music that is a melting pot reflecting the many mystical, spiritual, and musical influences in her life. Whatever the influence, the focus is the same—opening the heart through chant and sound to lead us back to the inner knowing and peace within each of us. To do this, Shama uses many different languages.