June 28, 2016
Thomas wrote his Facebook friends that he will be speaking Sunday, July 3, at the 11 a.m. service of Covenant United Methodist Church, where he has been music director. He wrote about how the children sent off their departing pastor. Earlier in the day, he explained at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum the full message behind his July 3 talk.
“I am delivering the message at Covenant United Methodist Church, 6824 Tuckaseegee Road) this Sunday at 11. Come if you can. Last Sunday our pastor, Rev. Dr. Fredrick Bowman, was surprised when instead of lining up to sing, the children’s choir rushed over to give him a group hug. Earlier, in our morning rehearsal, after the children shared what we liked about him, we came up with the “group hug” idea. We rehearsed it with me as the pastor. During the service, as rehearsed, the oldest child spoke with enthusiasm, ‘one, two, three’ and the children shouted, ‘We Love You!’ Our pastor was surprised and moved to tears. We are thankful for his faithful leadership during his last week of ministry to our church which included delivering the eulogy at the Celebration of Life service of his grandson, Kahmal W. Darby, on the day before. God bless you, Rev. Dr. Fredrick Bowman.”
June 19, 2016
Dr. Moore is Director of Music at Covenant United Methodist Church on Tuckaseegee Road in Charlotte. On this Father’s Day, he shepherded his youth and adult choirs through their contributions to the 11 a.m. worship service.
June 18, 2016
In the days leading up to Father’s Day, Dr. Moore wrote this to his Facebook friends:
“My dad, Tracy Moore, taught me to sing by singing. He didn’t sit me down to teach me. He just sang for me, the church, our family, the “cotton-pickers”, the neighbors and my friends. Thanks to dad, I can now tie my tie, shave my face, support my church and sing my song.”
June 3, 2016
“Meet my new friend, Dr. Barbara Weinstein, President and CEO of Family Central,” Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends today. “During the Miami-Dade and Broward County HIPPY graduations she not only provided a wonderful child-friendly speech to the children and their families, she sang, danced and pat-a-caked with them as well. She did the Humpty Dumpty dance too.”
Dr. Weinstein’s husband, Peter M. Weinstein (inset), is Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Broward County. This graduate of the Brooklyn Law School is known to the press as “the kid from Queens” and he supervises 90 judges – a job one observer compared to “herding cats.”
“We had an interesting conversation about children and families,” Dr. Moore said of the judge. “He danced and sang along with us as well. I’ve had a great time.”