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Homecoming Speaker and Special Music: October 15 at 10:30AM

Retired Deaconess/Diaconal Minister Betty Swarthout is our speaker today. She was a former active member of our church and is now living at Brooks-Howell Retirement Home in Asheville, NC. Betty is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BS degree in Home Economics, Secondary Education, Bible and English. She earned a MS degree at West Virginia University in Adult Continuing Education, and Family Relationships. She has been a dietitian, H.S teacher, Cooperative Extension Agent in Illinois and West Virginia. Betty served in missions through the UMC General Board of Global Ministries as a Church and Community Worker, UMCOR Disaster Response Consultant, U.M.C. Cooperative Parishes. She continues to be active at Brooks-Howell by teaching Saturday Sunday School, participating in weekly worship services, and Chair of the Spiritual Life Committee.

She and her husband, Art, attended EC for many years

Kevin Scanlon

From New Hampshire, Kevin Scanlon has been drawn to singing and playing music since he was a small child. His influences are a diverse mix of modern and historical music including Old Time, Bluegrass, Early Country, and Celtic music. He has also been greatly inspired by Doc Watson, Bela Fleck, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Neil Young, Tom Waits, and many more.

Kevin blends all of his influences and his unique take on music to create his own dynamic sound. His shows contain mostly original music featuring the banjo, guitar, harmonica, and vocals. He is also known to improvise and do variations of his songs. Recently he has added live looping to his shows which has really opened up all kinds of possibilities.

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