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ApologetiX in Canada and NY Plus 2002 Schedule
Sat., Dec. 29. 2001 2:13pm EST

J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

1. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it STOP!
2. Concerts Sunday and Monday in Toronto ON and Rochester NY
3. 2002 Concert Schedule Thus Far


1. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT STOP!

Let me be one of the first to wish you a Happy New Year! Now, will the person who wished ApologetiX a white Christmas please stop?

I don't know if you've been watching the weather reports, but Buffalo, NY, is in the middle of a record snow storm, dumping a potential 7-10 feet of snow on the area before all is said and done. Well, you see, we're playing in Toronto, ON, and East Rochester, NY, this weekend, and guess what city we ordinarily go through to get there Buffalo! Now we're looking at an alternate route through Detroit, which would add about five hours to our journey to Canada.

Furthermore, we're told that travelers to the youth convention where we are playing Sunday have had a difficult time making in through customs, because of heightened security, facing delays that have taken hours. With us taking a 15-passenger van full of people and luggage and musical equipment, there's a good chance we'll face delays too. If you think of us, please pray that we are able to make it to Canada and back without any hassles. We'd really appreciate it.

The good news is that Pastor Samme Palermo tells us that East Rochester only got a half inch or so of snow, so provided we have no hassles getting back across the Canadian border into the United States, we should be fine on that end. But we still need to take a route that doesn't go through Buffalo, so there will be additional time required there. Please pray for us! I know there are probably much more pressing issues in your life and certainly much more important things going on in the world, but we know that God is concerned with the little things, too, and we ask for your prayers.


2. CONCERTS THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY IN TORONTO ON AND ROCHESTER NY

Yes, ApologetiX is finally coming to Canada ... and we'll be back for our third concert in East Rochester NY with Pastor Samme Palermo of Uncle Samoo's Zoo on WITR ... God willing and the snow don't rise (above our heads)!

My family went to Ontario on vacation a couple of times when I was a wee lad. We returned to Toronto when I was in seventh grade and then again in tenth grade on our way up to Montreal in Quebec. I haven't been back since, except for a brief trip across the border to Niagara Falls in the summer of my junior year in college. However, we are still qualified, if you consider that:

A) I was a big fan of the Canadian-based SCTV comedy show with John Candy, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin and Kate O'Hara; Plus I rooted for the Blue Jays to beat the Braves in the 1992 World Series (Sorry, Atlanta ApologetiX fans, but you DID beat our beloved Pittsburgh Pirates, after all.) And I know all the words to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.

B) Our bass player, Keith, LOVES Canada's own Bachman-Turner Overdrive; He even owns an album by Brave Belt, Randy Bachman's group from in between the Guess Who and B.T.O.

C) Our guitarist/producer, Karl Messner, is fluent in French.

D) Our drummer, Bill Rieger, was such a big fan of Canadian power trio Rush that he snuck on stage before the Pittsburgh concert on their 1987-88 "Hold Your Fire" tour, so he could bask in the aura of Neil Peart's drums!

You've got to admit, it looks like we were BORN to play in Canada!

Sun., Dec. 30, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Toronto 2001
NE Area Wesleyan Youth Convention
Sheraton Hotel
123 Queen St.
West Toronto, Ont. Canada
Contact: Rob MacCallum

Mon., Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.
Koinonia Fellowship Church
500 Main Street E.
Rochester NY 14445
Admission: Free Contact: Samme Palermo 716-385-0450
SAMMEP@aol.com



3. CONCERT SCHEDULE 2002

Here is how our 2002 concert schedule is shaping up. Please note that our schedule changes frequently, with new concerts being added all the time. There are plenty of other concerts in the works that are not listed yet on the schedule below. Also, some of the dates and details below have not yet been finalized, so please check with the contact to make sure of details.

To schedule a concert at your church or to ask questions about any of the concerts below, please contact our booking agent, Kathleen Burke at booking@apologetix.com or call (949) 770-3001 (Pacific Standard Time). To get directions from your house to any of these concerts, go to www.mapquest.com and type in your starting point and the concert location as the end destination.

Fri., Jan. 18, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Cheerful Heart Ministries
Location TBA
Cape Giradeau, MO
Contact: Jim Hoyt 573-778-0955

Sat., Jan. 19, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.
Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration
KNGM Radio
Flint Hills Christian Church
1836 US Hwy 50
Emporia KS 66801
Contact: Steve Pearson, KNGM 620-343-929

Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Heritage Center, Alma College
614 W. Superior
Alma MI
Contact: Lee Owens/Trinity Bible Fellowship
989-463-7304

Sat., Jan. 26, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
501 Stewart Ave.
Wausau WI
Contact: Glen Dawersk 715-843-7023

Sun., Jan. 27, 2002 at TBA
New London High School Auditorium
1700 Klatt Road
New London WI
Ticket Info: Joe Olson 920-982-5386

Fri., Feb. 1, 2002, at 7 p.m.
Ticketed Event
Sandy McMann/Grace United Methodist Church
49 Franklin Street
Albion, PA
Admission: Tickets Contact: Sandy McMann Phone: 814-763-3704 Email: pwchischild@hotmail.com

Fri., Feb. 8, 2002 at 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Camdenton
181 Iowa Street
Camdenton MO
Contact: Rusty Gunn Church Office: 573-346-3355

Sat., Feb. 23, 2002 (Two Shows) 6:30-8:00 p.m. 8:45-10:15 p.m.
Cup O' Joy Coffee House
232 South Broadway
Green Bay WI
Admission: Free (Love Offering Taken)
Contact: Jan Oettinger Cup Phone (open hours only): 920-435-3269
Jan's phone: 920-437-6694 jano@cupojoy.com
www.cupojoy.com

Sun., Feb. 24, 2002 at 5 p.m., opening act at 3:30 p.m.
Eastview Christian Church
Martinsville IN
Sponsored by the Seekers of God Youth Group of Martinsville Baptist Church
Admission: Free
Contact: Rick Hoffman rickhoffman@lucent.com
Church Phone: 765-342-3616

Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Downes Productions
TBA
Jacksonville TX
Admission: Tickets Contact: Mr. Terry Downes 903-589-3665
Email: terryd@downproductions.com

Saturday, March 23, 2002 at
TBA
Austin TX
Sponsored by KNLE Radio
Admission: Tickets Contact: Brandon Johnson
Station phone: 800-647-4401

Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Venue TBA
Edinboro PA
Admission: Free
Contact: Kellie Culbertson
Phone: 814-734-9246

Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 7 p.m.
West Virginia Annual Conference
United Methodist Youth Spring Gathering
Fairmont WV
Admission: Tickets Contact: James Malick Phone: 304-366-5188
Email: journeyym@juno.com

Friday, April 26, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Ticketed Event
Glad Tidings Church
750 E. Grangeville
Hanford CA
Contact: Jeff Milhon 559-584-6644

Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 10:30 a.m.
Venue TBA
Sacramento CA
Admission: Tickets Contact: Kathleen Burke
booking@apologetix.com
949-770-3001

Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Ticketed Event
Spirit FM Crossover Festival
N. Highway 5
Camdenton MO
Admission: Tickets Contact: Jim McDermott
Web Site Information: www.crossoverfest.org

Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Free Admission
4th of July Celebration
156 Breckenridge MI
Admission: Free Contact: Jim Hoyle Phone: 989-842-5806

Saturday, July 20 at TBA
Spirit Fest Midwest - Variety Stage
Detroit Lakes MN
Admission: Tickets Web Site: www.spiritfestmidwest.com

Friday July 27 or Saturday July 28, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Atwood Lake Ministries
6181 Riggle Road NE
Somerdale OH
Admission: Tickets Contact: John Frazee Phone: 330-859-2578

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Kingdom Bound Six Flags
Darien Lake NY
Admission: Tickets Web Site for more info: www.kingdombound.org

Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Restoration Church
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Admission: TBA Contact: Brian Hilgard Phone: 715-424-5834

Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
7995 East 21st Street
Indianapolis IN
Admission: TBA
Contact: Jason Rae
Phone: 317-359-9651

Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 8 p.m.
ApologetiX Headlines this concert day. OC Supertones Headline on Sunday. Altoona PA
Admission: Tickets Contact Doug Sloey 814-940-0112
doug_Sloey@yahoo.com

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 at TBA
Six Flags
Jackson NJ
Admission: Tickets Contact: Tim DeMoss/WZZD
timmyd@wzzd.com

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at TBA
Ticketed Event - Sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church
The Palace Theatre
276 E. Center Street
Marion OH
Admission: TBA Contact: Rev. Dr. Michael Mohr or Jon Crothers/Youth Advisor Office: 740-387-6830

Hope to see you all in 2002!


PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISE REPORTS

These two are from Chris Rieger, wife of our drummer, Bill.

"Well, it's certainly a miracle. When our friend Lisa Roberts went back for a follow up appointment, she was told the tumors are insignificant at this point. What happened is this: When she went for her tests that showed the five tumors as coming on suddenly and significant, they used a new machine that does better scans. The spots they found are spots that have always been there but on the new machine, they looked large and ominous. On comparison with old scans they found the size of them is truly insignificant. The "how" of it is confusing, the end result is it truly is a miracle. She still is looking to qualify for the clinical trial in New York but in the meantime, she'll still have to get scans done every 3 months. Thanks for prayers and concern."



Apologetically,

J.

-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com j@apologetix.com


Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.