Calvary Chapel’s Spare ‘Oom is a place to kick back, relax, and listen to great live music in a family-friendly atmosphere where the only requirement is to have a good time.
Local, regional, national and internationally known talent has graced the stage. From beginner to professional, the reception is always encouraging and inviting.
With a café/coffee house atmosphere, there are desserts, refreshments and friendly faces inviting you to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself. Musical styles run the gamut from acoustic to electric, folk to blues, country to rock – always family friendly and uplifting.
The Spare Oom began several years ago as a venue for live musicians and songwriters, and serves as a ministry of Calvary Chapel of Princeton. We invite everyone to join in the fellowship, meet friends in a safe environment with no pressure or demands. Naturally, we love visitors to become interested in our message of the Good News of Jesus Christ and avail themselves of the opportunity to worship with us on Sunday mornings. The Spare Oom is a community outreach ministry, we don’t preach or take up a collection at these performances and all musical styles are welcome.
Open mic nights are scheduled at times to give fledgling songwriters and/or performers a chance to get on the stage in a low-pressure encouraging venue and get a feel for their ‘stage legs’ and stretch the abilities.
We invite you to come out and join us – we love new participants! If interested in a chance to perform call (304) 920-7297 for details, schedules and auditions. Those with press kits or recordings are invited to submit them by mail to the church at 114 Gott Road, Princeton, WV, 24740.
Oom? Where did that come from?
“The Spare Oom’ takes its name from a statement made in the classic book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. This is the first book in a series of books written by C.S. Lewis titled ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of ‘hide-and-seek’ in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch’s powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis’ icy spell forever.
This excerpt is taken from Chapter 2 of LWW
pleased to meet you, Mr. Tumnus,” said Lucy. “And may I ask, O Lucy Daughter of Eve,” said Mr. Tumnus, “how have you come into Narnia?” “Narnia”? What’s that”? said Lucy. “This is the land of Narnia,” said the Faun, “where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea. And you – you have come from the wild woods of the west? “I-I got in through the wardrobe in the spare room,’ said Lucy. “Ah!” said Mr. Tumnus in a rather melancholy voice, “if only I had worked harder at geography when I was a little Faun, I should no doubt know all about those strange countries. It is too late now.” “But they aren’t countries at all,” said Lucy, almost laughing. “It’s only just back there-at least-I’m not sure. It is summer there.” “Meanwhile,” said Mr. Tumnus, “it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow. Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me?”
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Written by C.S. Lewis ~ Illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Dedicated to Lucy Barfield