Sycamore United Methodist is anticipating its first ever big band service at 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
The music will be led by a swing band called Talk Of the Town, which includes SUM member Nathan Ament.
The band will be joined by SUM’s pianist Craig Fritz and will feature Pastor Dan Swinson as lead vocalist.
Swinson presented big band worship in his previous church, and is delighted to bring it to Sycamore. In addition to leading the hymns authentic big band style, the group will share some of their favorite tunes for prelude and postlude.
The 30-voice Adult Choir will be joined by a few of the band members in their jazz-gospel version of “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.”
The 8:30 a.m. service will be traditional worship.
The church is at 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore. For information, call the office at 815-895-9113 or visit www.sycamoreumv.org.