Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Guess Who? Challenge - October 2014 - ANSWERED

Here's the post you've all been looking forward to!

The Guess Who? Challenge is posted once a month, and is
a post of an old picture of... well, give your best shot at it!
Leave a comment with your guess of who is in the picture,
and the answer will be revealed a week after the original post.


Which Mieczkowski do y'all think this is?

This is, believe it or not, GRACE!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Unique Instrument...

Check out our friend Joe Alessio's latest art piece! Combining music, art, and an interesting quote always has a fascinating result, and Joe does a great job!
Enjoy the video below:


Amazing job, Joe!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Beautiful Wedding

Last week, some of us attended the beautiful wedding
ceremony of Daniel and Victoria!

The quartet played for the wedding ceremony

The mothers light the unity candles

The groom and his groomsmen

Daniel and Victoria reciting their vows - it was lovely and so God-honoring!

Their first kiss!

Adoring little Meredith :)

Isn't she so adorable?!?!

Sarah, Daniel's sister, was one of the bridesmaids

The happy couple!

Somebody's excited ;)


Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bryson

Daniel sang and played a beautiful song for his bride

A beautiful group of ladies

Some more lovely bridesmaids

Time to leave for the honeymoon!


Awwww.......



Daniel and Victoria, may your love for each other shine for Christ always.
We look forward to what He will do in your new life together!

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 SSI Annual Fundraising Banquet Highlights

Although we were not able to attend the 2014 SSI Annual
Fundraising Banquet this year, we did enjoy watching the highlights!


Also, SSI registration is officially open for next year!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Guess Who? Challenge - October 2014

Here's the post you've all been looking forward to!

The Guess Who? Challenge is posted once a month, and is
a post of an old picture of... well, give your best shot at it!
Leave a comment with your guess of who is in the picture,
and the answer will be revealed a week after the original post.


Which Mieczkowski do y'all think this is?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mieczkowski Trivia - October 2014 - answers

The Mieczkowski Trivia will be coming 2 times a month and you can
answer as few or as many questions that we put up on the blog.

The rules:

1. Obey all rules!
2. Please do not browse this blog (or the internet, for that matter),
to find the answers to these questions, just use your own brain power!

Here are the answers to the 5 questions:

1. How many siblings do Mr. and Mrs. Mieczkowski have? 1 each

2. What language do the children study? French

3. How do we heat our house? with an outdoor wood boiler or with wood

4. What instruments do the kids play? violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano or 
Jon - viola, Grace - violin and piano, Melody - cello and piano, Joseph - bass and violin, 
Anna - violin, harp and piano, Caleb - viola and violin, Lydia - violin and piano, 
Mary - cello and piano, Julia - violin and piano, Rebecca - violin and piano

5. What is the main hobby/profession of the Mieczkowskis? music

Awesome job y'all!

Friday, October 10, 2014

New OCMS Director!

We are pleased to announce that the OCMS Board has selected 
Pastor Ben Klaus to be the new Director of OCMS! 

For those of you who are not familiar with Pastor Ben, here is some personal background:


Pastor Ben has been classically trained as a vocalist, violinist, and pianist. He received his B.B.S. in Bible and Church Music from Ambassador Baptist College. He also received a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, and is currently finishing his Master of Divinity from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Prior to entering the ministry full-time, Pastor Ben maintained his own private music studio with over 60 students weekly. He was also a member of the Gardner-Webb Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra (as assistant concertmaster), Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee. 

He most recently served as Assistant Pastor and Music Director at Red Rocks Baptist Church in Denver before being called to be Senior Pastor of Gibraltar Bible Baptist Church in January of 2013. While at Red Rocks, he worked extensively to strengthen the choir and orchestra as well as teaching numerous private music lessons. He has also served as choral conductor at Bethany Christian School. His choirs and ensembles in Colorado and Michigan have won numerous competitions. 

Pastor Ben is married to Rachel (Harding), who is a first violinist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. They have two beautiful children, Matthew and Katelyn.

Pastor Ben has a very similar vision and passion for God-honoring music as our dear founding Director Leonard Holliday, and desires to encourage and promote musical excellence in our churches and in the community of believers. While the distance he will need to travel will be a challenge (living in Gibraltar), he is committed to be involved in as many aspects of the conducting of the orchestra as he can, along with his director responsibilities. 

We are excited to see where the Lord will lead OCMS with Pastor Ben as the director in the future!

Please join us for some of the upcoming OCMS concerts:

OCMS Orchestra Concert
As part of First Baptist Church of Rochester's Missionary Christmas

Location: First Baptist Church of Rochester
6377 Orion Rd
Rochester, MI 48306

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 6:30

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OCMS Concert

Where? First Baptist Church of Troy
2601 John R Rd
Troy, MI 48083

When? Friday November 21, 2014 - 7 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Evangelistic Meetings

The Fall Evangelistic Services at our church are coming up right around the corner!

See the flyer for more info:


Hope to see y'all there if you can come!