Reviews from 2013
Dear Jonathan: Many thanks to you, Janet and Dollie for being with us at Triumphant this weekend. As I looked around the church at all the smiling faces, I could see how much our people were enjoying your special presentation. I was blessed by attending all three services and was pleased to see the standing ovation! Your voice is beautiful! I loved it when your voice soared to the high notes. I would just close my eyes and enjoy the sweetness of the sound. Janet is amazingly talented and entertaining, with such a variety of sounds. You two make quite a team. May God continue to bless you in your ministries! Your Jesonian Friend, Carol Snyder, Triumphant Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX, Sunday, May 5th, 2013 P.S. Also wanted to let you know that we sometimes sing What a Friend We Have in Jesus to The Rose tune. You may have heard some people singing while the two of you were playing. That is what we were singing.
SpiriTed, in the persons of Jonathan Cring and Janet Clazzy led us in worship the Sunday after Easter. I was looking for a program that would draw people out on this “low” Sunday. We had a good crowd – and so much more! Jonathan and Janet filled our sanctuary with music and touched our hearts with their message. In addition to being delightful, friendly people; they bring a level of professionalism not often encountered, plus their music is just fabulous. I am an interim here, but from the response we had, I’m sure that this congregation will seek to have SpiriTed back again when possible. More than one person said to me, “Can’t we just call them as our new pastors?” This was a great and spiritually uplifting experience for our church. Peter Nichols, Interim Pastor, Friedens UCC, Geronimo, Texas
Spirited performed for the first time at our church in February of 2013 for our Ash Wednesday service. The entire program was excellent and well worth while but when Janet began to play her medley my jaw dropped in awe. Not only did she play beautifully but it was a complete performance! Through her instrument Jackie lifted us all to new heights and we could have listened to her for hours. Pastor Gabe Wright, Asbury United Methodist Church, New Port Richey, Fl, February 13, 2013
Dear Jonathan and Janet (and Dolly and Jackie!), I want to thank you so much for the experience you invited us into with “SpiriTed: Finding a Message in a World aTwitter.” I had a strong feeling that you would bring to us an opportunity to connect to our spirituality in a way that was totally unique and yet appropriate to our context, who we are. And that is exactly what you provided. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and thank you for doing it in such a generous, professional way. I was moved by your story, I resonated with your thoughts, and I was inspired by your music. And on the less-glamorous but very-important-to-me side, as a part-time pastor I really appreciate Dolly and Jackie’s work in making the process of you coming so easy. By clearly articulating your needs and expectations, we were able to provide a meaningful experience for our folks without a great expenditure of energy on my part – again, another act of amazing generosity. I will keep your ministry in my prayers and hope you will do the same for us!Jason Fairbanks, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lake Worth, FL, January 2013