Simple Gifts returns to Abiding Hope

Simple Gifts provided an enjoyable online concert and workshop on Zoom on November 16th.

How Sweet the Sound Concert Series  for 2019

"Shally" (Amy Shallenberger)

performed on  May 19th

Amy Shallenberger, known as “Shally” is lead singer for the Riff Riders, a popular Erie based, 5-piece band featuring a dynamic mix of strong, soulful vocals with a blues-rock sound. The Riff Riders have been performing together throughout the tri state area since 2011 releasing their debut album in 2015. Along with her charismatic vocals, Shally also plays guitar and performed at Abiding Hope the was free and open to the public. 


Simple Gifts & Misery Bay Dulcimer Club concert held on March 25th 


Two women plus twelve instruments and a group of Erie dulcimer players equals one good time when Simple Gifts and Misery Bay Dulcimer Club team up on the Abiding Hope stage on March 25th.

The Misery Bay Dulcimer Club wowed the audience with several tunes followed by a concert of ethnic folk music played on assorted instruments and sung in several languages.

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon switch with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, guitjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, and percussion. Throughout their performance they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots.

Kids In Christ Sunday School ​ is a weekly program dedicated to growing your child’s faith and knowledge of the Lutheran faith while having fun. Each Sunday after the 10:30 Children’s Message, teachers take kids of all ages for a fun time of learning. Kids in Christ program will resume after Covid -19 protocols are lifted.

 Sunday School Kick-off with Blessing of the Backpacks and Puppets in the Pulpit 

Puppets in the Pulpit Series

Sunday May 20th, Pentecost, was celebrated with Puppet in the Pulpit ~ "The Tongues of Pentecost"

Puppets in the Pulpit Sheep Sunday was April 22nd

Puppets in the Pulpit "Are You Deaf"    Sept. 9th

Puppets in The Pulpit returned to Abiding Hope   on December 22 & 23rd for 3 performances of

"The Cradle of Peace"

Puppets in the Pulpit  returned on Sunday, September 8th