In East Feliciana Parish, members of several churches gather for a community service anytime a month has a fifth Sunday, bringing together several denominations for fellowship.
On Aug. 30, Jackson United Methodist Church hosted the 5th Sunday Service with the Rev. Joy Comeaux, welcoming the other churches, offering up prayer and introducing guest performers, the Foto Sisters, a string trio featuring Clinton sisters Adelyn, on viola; Gaylyn, on cello; and Katelyn, on violin.
The Foto Sisters began as a classical and sacred string trio in 2009 and keep a busy schedule performing at banquets, church events, weddings, art openings, recitals and other social venues. The sisters have released three CD recordings of their music.
In August, they performed variations of patriotic songs and hymns including “Amazing Grace,” “God Bless America,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Jesus Loves Me.”
Parents Jimmy and Carolyn Foto watched the trio perform and sing a cappella. Gaylyn and Katelyn also performed a duet on the piano.
Following his daughters’ concert, Jimmy Foto spoke to the gathering about their music and the faith it instills in the Foto family and among other families.
He cited examples of Bible passages in the hymns and how the hymns relate to God’s word.
“Their voices matched the strings played on their instruments, producing a heavenly sound that enthralled the congregation,” churchgoer Catherine Jacocks said. “The sisters received a well-deserved standing ovation.”
Following the concert, everyone gathered for an ice cream social. The next 5th Sunday Service is Nov. 29.
To learn about the sisters, visit thefotosisters.com.