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Lathrop Christian makes joyous sounds at Calvary
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It was a night full of music, celebration, and praise.

And for Lathrop Christian Center communications and creative arts pastor Arabella Whitlock, it was also a chance for the members to take in the first cooperative concert that the church has ever produced – a fundraiser that will first distribute money to different missionaries serving in various places the interests in the church, and the remainder to go towards the purchase of new musical equipment and supplies.

“Since we have to load everything up every week for our services, we have things like mic stands that get broken and other things that get damaged,” said Whitlock who is in charge of communication and creative arts. “I’m glad that people came out tonight to support these causes.”

Toward the beginning of the evening, Whitlock showed her pipes during a high energy song and a backup band that consisted of a drummer, a banjo player, two keyboard players, two guitar players, and a bongo player.

Other members of the church band performed worship songs for the rest of the evening – actively encouraging people to stand up and show their love for Jesus, something that almost everyone inside of the Calvary Community Church (Lathrop Christian Center rented the building for space reasons).

In Whitlock’s eyes, the church and those who attend on a regular basis – at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Lathrop High School – embody the true spirit of what it means to be churchgoer who recognizes that not everybody is perfect in their life.

“When I came across this church, I quickly found out how full of love everybody here is,” Whitlock said. “I can’t explain the love that everybody has for the Lord. We’re all imperfect people, and nobody tries to put up a façade – everyone takes everyone at face value.

“I just feel blessed to be a part of the church.”