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Volunteer Appreciation: Dance

For a special surprise at our Volunteer Appreciation Night, the staff secretly practiced a dance to perform. We danced to a spoof of the song “You’re Beautiful,” by One Direction.

Our dance choreographer, Autumn, suggested the song. I went off and wrote some spoof lyrics (see below). Then Autumn choreographed it for us and we had two rehearsals. It really helped that she made a video for us to practice with. I thought maybe she would do something with just hand motions since most of us are not dancers. She is a great choreographer and made a full-on dance!

Our staff is definitely not a shy team. It is quite fun-loving and the people on the team sure know how to have a good time. Linda used to be a cheerleader and was seen busting out a cheerleading move during rehearsal.

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There are some people on our staff that are really great dancers (John Shin and Kevin Vargas were up in front and totally belonged there!). After one short rehearsal, John pretty much learned all the moves by heart. I, on the other hand, am not a dancer at all and it took forever even just to remember some basic moves. I am glad Autumn stuck me way out on the end where I was in the dark most of the time. God has definitely given us all different gifts! I enjoyed watching the others on the team dance just because they were so good at it!

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Photo by PICS Team

Louie, our new worship pastor, sang the lyrics while the rest of us danced. The people were very surprised and delighted and said the dance was the highlight of the evening.

It was lots of energy and a fun way to show our volunteers how much we love them! It’s pretty obvious from the picture below how much fun everyone was having.

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Photo by PICS Team

 

The dance started out as a flash mob, with everyone out in the house sitting at tables. Little by little, more people joined until everyone went onto the stage. See video below (thank you to Sally Chun for capturing the video):

 

And here are the lyrics:

You’re Wonderful — Volunteer Appreciation 2016

Lyrics by Angela Yee

You volunteer
You serve the Lord
You greet and smile when they walk through the door
You listen well, you cheer them up
You love the kids and then do the clean-up
Everyone else in the church can see it
Everyone sees the truth

Baby you light up the world like nobody else
The way that you love the Lord gets me overwhelmed
And when you smile while you serve it ain’t hard to tell
We all know, oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful
If only you saw what we can see
You’ll understand why God’s love shows so clearly
Right now we’re looking at you and we can believe
We all know, oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful
Oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful

You just keep on
You sing God’s songs
You serve the poor
And you right many wrongs
You always try
You glorify
Our Lord in all that you do in your li-i-ife

Everyone else in the church can see it
Everyone sees the truth

Baby you light up the world like nobody else
The way that you love the Lord gets me overwhelmed
And when you smile while you serve it ain’t hard to tell
We all know, oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful
If only you saw what we can see
You’ll understand why God’s love shows so clearly
Right now we’re looking at you and we can believe
We all know
Oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful
Oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful

Na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na (x2)

Baby you light up the world like nobody else
The way that you love the Lord gets me overwhelmed
And when you smile while you serve it ain’t hard to tell
We all know, oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful

Baby you light up the world like nobody else
The way that you love the Lord gets me overwhelmed
And when you smile while you serve it ain’t hard to tell
We all know, oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful

If only you saw what we can see
You’ll understand why God’s love shows so clearly
Right now we’re looking at you and we can believe
We all know
Oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful
Oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful
Oh oh
We all know you’re wonderful

 

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