Upcoming Chants & Special Guests

In Spirit hosts a monthly event - on the 1st Saturday of every month at 5pm - that we call the "First Saturday Chant," an uplifting hour of music to hum or sing along with.  The music is provided by The In Spirit Band, often with special musical guests, both local and national. Together we tap into the healing power of music and get it circulating in our midst.


In addition, In Spirit frequently hosts House Concerts by visiting musicians, participates in regional music events/conferences, and pays random musical visits to nursing homes and retirement centers.

See below for a list of upcoming special guests and events.


First Unitarian Universalist Church

93 W. Weisheimer Rd

Columbus, OH 43214

March 3rd First Saturday Chant     Special Guest—RJ Cowdery

Local singer-songwriter, Rj Cowdery will be our special guest at the First Saturday Chant on March 3rd. Rj has solidified her place in the world of performing singer-songwriters, garnering accolades at  Mountain Stage Newsong, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. She plays a clean guitar, flat picking or strumming, stringing chords together to develop melodies built like a proverbial brick house and pours over it all with a voice like butter. Her lyrics are sincere and plainspoken, inviting you to lean in hard and come out the other side changed.

Hosted by In Spirit at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus. Donations only.

Sat., March 3rd, 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Harold Payne - April 6-7

Harold Payne is a multi-platinum and Posi award winning songwriter whose soulful uplifting songs and husky heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Steward, Patti Labelle, the Temptations, and long-time collaborator, Bobby Womack. He performs widely--averaging some 200 plus dates per year, and has played virtually every possible venue. He often uses his uncanny gift for spontaneity to create custom songs for keynote speaking engagements, churches, and corporate events. He's won countless awards for his music, but nowadays what matters most, says Payne, is "to touch people's lives in a positive way and to use my gifts for good--and for good fun . ."

House Concert - Fri. April 6

L.A. singer/songwriter Harold Payne will perform at an intimate house concert, at the home of In Spirit founders, Joe Lambert and Joanne Blum. Tickets ($20) are available at the In Spirit Store.

Seating is limited, so reserve your space early.

Complementary refreshments start at 6:30, music at 7pm.

First Saturday Chant - Sat. April 7

Harold Payne will perform both solo and with the In Spirit Band at this one-hour music event. Hosted by In Spirit at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus. No cover charge;  donations only.

Sat., April 7th, 5:00 to 6:00 pm