Sacred Songs of the Secret Church

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Duane Keith Gould will perform songs on the theme “Free (at last)” in the first concert of a new monthly concert series called “Sacred Songs of the Secret Church” at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 21 in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake.

There is no charge for admission. An offering will be received to benefit Samaritan House, which provides transitional housing for those in need of this service in Essex and Franklin counties, and a representative of the Ecumenical Council of Saranac Lake will give an overview of its mission and accomplishments to date.

Duane says, “I like the sound and rhythm of ‘Sacred Songs of the Secret Church’, and the implied sense of mystery.” Singer-songwriter David Wilcox, who regards his songs as “little tools that put my heart where I want it to be,” says his song titled “Secret Church” is good for understanding faith outside religion. Duane says the secret church can be a metaphor for communities and individuals that feel excluded from traditional, organized religion and who find the greatest meaning and inspiration in their lives of faith through a subculture of music, literature, and art that primarily exists outside the “walls” of the church.

Sacred Songs of the Secret Church (SSSC) is a ministry in development of the Presbytery of Northern New York (

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