NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 8, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence conducted a virtual hymn sing for its members and their friends.  The sing was led by Faith’s Minister of Music, Shea Velloso, and Faith’s choir member, John Everson.

Two weeks prior, Mr. Velloso informed Faith’s members of the sing and asked each to tell him of a hymn or two that he or she would like him to include. The sing began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8.  For each hymn, Mr. Velloso played the organ in the choir loft of Faith’s sanctuary.  Mr. Everson accompanied Mr. Velloso by singing each hymn at the front of the sanctuary.

Prior to every hymn, Mr. Velloso told the members of his virtual audience the name of the hymn, its number in the Faith Lutheran hymnal and the verses he would play.  This allowed the members to sing along if they wished.

Subsequently, Faith’s members and their friends praised the hymn sing and expressed their wish for the hymn sing to occur again.

The pastor of Faith is Rev. Jane McCready.  Faith’s website is  Faith Lutheran can be found at 475 South Street in New Providence.  Faith’s phone number is 908-464-5177 and email address is