Parables worship team inspires with songs, stories and drama

The 2011-12 Goshen College traveling worship team, Parables, is directed by Professor of Music Debra Brubaker and includes (clockwise from left): Brook Hostetter (Harrisonburg, Va.), Emily Grimes (Goshen), Stephanie Hollenberg (Elkhart, Ind.), Lauren Treiber (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Eliza Graber (Plain City, Ohio).

GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goshen College student-led worship team, Parables, will use music, personal stories and original drama to worship in congregations and other venues over the next year. The program for 2011-12 follows the theme of “Whole and Broken.” Parables is directed by Professor of Music Debra Brubaker and includes Eliza Graber (Plain City, Ohio), Emily Grimes (Goshen), Stephanie Hollenberg (Elkhart, Ind.), Brook Hostetter (Harrisonburg, Va.) and Lauren Treiber (Grand Rapids, Mich.).

Fall 2011-12 schedule for Parables:

Sunday, Oct. 2 – 10 a.m., Downtown@8:08, Goshen

Sunday, Oct. 9 – 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church (The Bridge), Elkhart, Ind.

Oct. 15-19 – Fall break tour to Virginia and Ohio

Sunday, Nov. 13 – 9:30 a.m., College Mennonite Church, Goshen

Performance dates are still being confirmed and more will be added throughout the year. For more information about Parables and scheduling the group, contact Bethany Swope at (574) 535-7119 or e-mail

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