During the PRC Seminary’s school year, we enjoy a bratfest each Friday for lunch, with each of us taking turns supplying brats, chips, and other items to satisfy our hunger. The students do the grilling (usually, that is – if I schedule them a free 4th hour on Friday, which I try to do – otherwise I have to do the grilling!) and all pitch in to help set up the room for our special lunch. As you might guess, this is something we look forward to each week.
I might also add here, that Mrs. Judi Doezema spoils us each week (usually Friday – and this week twice – on opening day too!) with a special snack. She is a terrific baker and we so enjoy her wide variety of goodies! And now that Rev. Josh Engelsma is gone, we can have nuts on the top of the treats again! :)
What deserves special notice today, however, is the extra special lunch hour we enjoyed today. Last year Prof. B.Gritters initiated a “cultural experience” during this lunch time, and so from time to time (if we remember!) we also enjoy a special cultural treat. Today, for our first bratfest of the new school year, we had one again – a very special one. Prof.R. Cammenga arranged for his nephew, Brennen Cammenga, an 8th grader at Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville, and son of Tom and Cherie Cammenga (members of Faith PRC), to come and play the piano for us (As an aside but still noteworthy is the fact that Brennen’s piano teacher is Mrs. Lori Gritters, Prof.’s wife.).
And what a fine job he did! A variety of music was played by him and enjoyed by us – from special Psalter arrangements to hymns to contemporary piano pieces. I took a short video of part of his performance for us and with his parents’ permission, post it here for your enjoyment too.
Thanks, Brennen, for sharing your gift and love of good music with us! It truly was an extra special bratfest today.
Here are the two places you may watch the video: