M.A.G.I.C. - Music Aimed At Growth In Christ


For a period of nearly 15 years, M.A.G.I.C. - Music Aimed At Growth In Christ was the Contemporary Christian Music Group at Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Florida. The group averaged about 30 members including singers, guitar, bass, keyboard, sax, flute, harmonica, tambourine, and drums. Over the years, well over a hundred people were involved in M.A.G.I.C. in one way or another.

Although M.A.G.I.C. was a ministry of Advent Lutheran Church, many of the members were from other churches. Nearly a dozen different churches were represented in M.A.G.I.C. This diversity helped the members of M.A.G.I.C. to get to know Christians from other churches and enhanced the group's outreach potential.

M.A.G.I.C. was always looking for opportunities to extend their outreach ministry to audiences of un-churched people. The group went "on the road" to perform a concert about once a month. M.A.G.I.C. played at places such as Town Center (the local Mall), the Bounty Lounge (a bar), Mizner Park (a shopping plaza), Glades Correctional Institute (a prison), and many area churches.

Also, M.A.G.I.C. provided musical inspiration for Advent Lutheran Church at special services such as Easter and Christmas. There was usually at least one M.A.G.I.C. concert at Advent each year.

In addition to being an outreach ministry, M.A.G.I.C. was also an inreach ministry. The members care about each other, encouraged each other, and lift each other up in prayer.

As it is written in Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven". The time for M.A.G.I.C. has come and has now gone. It has now been several years since M.A.G.I.C.'s music was last heard.

Now it's time for a M.A.G.I.C. Reunion!
The Reunion was held on Saturday, March 6th, 2004 at Advent Lutheran Church. Around 30 previous M.A.G.I.C. members attended. We told stories of the good old days and watched a video (put together by Ken Ellis) featuring highlights of a number of M.A.G.I.C. concerts. We saw the Blues Brothers again, listened to Julie's RAP, and heard some of Don's OLD jokes. Sunday morning, March 7th, M.A.G.I.C. sang the Gospel Medley at the 8:30AM and 10:00AM services at Advent.

If you would like to buy a copy of the M.A.G.I.C. video (DVD or VHS), please send an EMail to KenEllis@kodachrome.org .

Below, you can see some pictures from the M.A.G.I.C. Reunion and the Sunday morning Gospel Medley . . .

M.A.G.I.C. Reunion

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We would like to hear how M.A.G.I.C. has affected you. Please take a moment to send your thoughts to KenEllis@kodachrome.org and we will post them here.

Lets start with a letter from Anne W:

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