PRINCETON — United Methodist Pastor Rich Rubietta of Grayslake will lead a special musical service of worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. March 10 at The First United Methodist Church of Princeton, 316 S. Church St. Rubietta is a songwriter and worship consultant who conducts high-energy, interactive worship experiences which include sing-alongs, original scripture-based songs and stories.
A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in music and an Illinois Arts Council Arts Tour artist, Rubietta has been using digital technology for several years to bring new sounds and styles to traditional church hymns and songs. “I’m finding that folks in the church of all ages and all denominations are yearning to sing their faith using music that moves them on a deeper emotional and spiritual level,” he said.
His wife, Jane, is the author of popular devotional books like “Quiet Places,” “Still Waters,” and “Between Two Gardens,” (Winter 2001), and is in demand as an international, cross-denominational speaker.
Rubietta has produced the CD/ cassette also called “Quiet Places: God’s Music to Restore Your Soul,” which is a companion resource to accompany the book. The songs on the CD/cassette are meditative, musical arrangements of scriptures, one for each chapter in the book. His CD for children and the young at heart, “Room 4U & Me,” received a Parents’ Choice approved award and contains character education songs from his public school music assemblies.
Refreshments will be served afterwards and a resource table will be available to purchase books and order CDs/cassettes. For more information, contact the church office at 815-872-2821.