Phil and Debi provided the program for the Ladies’ Brunch, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church in Temple. In attendance were over 100 women from Temple and the surrounding region of Central Texas. Phil and Debi sang songs from their albums “Fly Away,” “Landmarks,” “So Far,” and “My Heart’s Desire,” as well as two songs that have not yet been released to the public. Phil gave his witness to what God has done, in saving his life from a deadly illness. Debi did her popular comedy routine, posing as a telephone operator in Old Testament times, as characters such as Noah, Moses, and Jonah, call in with their prayer requests.
Phil and Debi visited Mission Bend United Methodist Church for morning worship. They led congregational singing, and Debi sang “Better Days Ahead” and “Lead Me” as specials. Phil spoke on “What God wants FOR us”, laying out God’s 4-part vision of shalom, encompassing 1) health and safety, 2) harmony in relationships, 3) prosperity and potency, and 4) intimacy with God.
Phil and Debi provided music and message at First United Methodist Church of Hondo on June 2, where Phil gave a memorable address on "Who Is My Neighbor?", expanding on the contemporary meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Phil and Debi provided special music for morning worship at Swan-Wood Springs United Methodist Church in Tyler, and a concert with comedy and personal witness in the afternoon, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Photos by Margaret Patin.
Phil began work on an album of love songs, recording 4 new songs at Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, Texas, with (left to right) producer Patrick Conway, lead guitarist Anthony Browne, Phil, bass player Sam Pankey, drummer Dees Stribling, and keyboard artist Sean Giddings.
Phil and Debi provided music for morning worship, and Phil brought the message, at First United Methodist Church of Burnet, filling in for the pastor, who was away at annual conference.