United Methodist Pastor Rich Rubietta from Park Ridge, Illinois will lead a special Musical service of worship hosted by First United Methodist Church of Oak Park. Rubietta is a songwriter and worship consultant who conducts high-energy, interactive worship experiences which include audience participation and upbeat versions of familiar Hymns and original material.
A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Music and an Illinois Arts Council Arts Tour artist, Rubietta has been offering new styles to traditional Church Hymns and songs. “I’m finding that folks in the church of all ages and all denominations are yearning to sing their faith using music that moves them on a deeper emotional and spiritual level,” he says. “My goal is give everyone freedom to try new things or not, without any pressure. As long as the local musicians and I can facilitate an experience that helps people feel God’s presence, then it's mission accomplished!”
Rich is married to Jane Rubietta and the couple have three children together. Jane is the author of popular devotional books like best-seller Quiet Places, Finding Your Dream, Worry Less – Live More and is in demand as an international, cross-denominational speaker.
Rev. Rubietta has produced the CD called Quiet Places: God’s Music to Restore Your Soul, which is a companion resource to accompany the book. The songs on the CD are meditative, musical arrangements of scriptures, one for each chapter in the book. His CD for Children and the young at heart, Room 4U & Me received Parents’ Choice Approved award and contains Character Education songs from his Public School Music Assemblies.
Rev. Dr. Katherine Paisley, pastor of First United Methodist Church says, “Having Rich Rubietta lead us in worship offers us an opportunity to worship God in fresh ways, and experience worship together across generations.”
Refreshments will be served afterwards and a Resource Table will be available to purchase books and order CDs/Cassettes. For more information, please contact the church office at 708-383-4983.