Powerpoint (December 2006)

We had an amazing worship experience at Powerpoint — a monthly Christian youth event overseen by SU Scotland — in Edinburgh last night, after only a couple of hours of rehearsals.

God really blessed us and the 400+ who turned up for an evening of Christian worship, teaching and games. One girl even held her birthday party at Powerpoint last night — now there is Christian witness for you; how wonderful! Here are a few photographs from the evening, ably taken by my brother Eddie.

Powerpoint band
Neil Costley on acoustic guitar and vocals, Andrew Weir on drums and Mike Arthur on six-string bass guitar.

Powerpoint band, taken from a distance
Photograph of the Powerpoint band, taken from the balcony. As well as Neil, Andrew and Mike are me on electric guitar and Timmy Cocking on keyboards.

Neil leads worship, waving his hands in the air
“Hands up if you love Jesus (and are currently not playing an instrument)!”

Richard stands at the sound desk
The man who actually makes us sound more than half decent is our resident wonder at the mixing desk and the sixth member of the band: the legend that is Richard Mitchell.

Just as last year we played a handful of Christmas carols including the wonderful O Come, all ye faithful. Here is the descant written in TAB for all you guitarists out there.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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