I am grateful to the many congregations who let me share history and faith with them - and for their kinds words!
Peyton Dixon is flat out excellent as Simon Blessing. In the twenty minutes of his monologue colonial Methodism comes to life. He’s a one man study course in early Methodist history in America. His program is perfect for church anniversary or heritage celebrations, membership, confirmation groups as a touchstone to the legacy of people called Methodist.
Thank you so much for helping to facilitate this possibility! Please extend our appreciation to Mr. Blessing for his wonderful ministry and his commitment to share our United Methodist historic experience.
It was a good time! And what you did - so impeccably and appealingly - was just right for the occasion. We thank you very warmly.
What a tremendous way to bring our Methodist history to new life, engaged thought and a blessed encounter with the Living God! “Simon Blessing” helped our congregation celebrate our 200th anniversary and was so much more than we ever expected!
No dry history lessons for Brother Blessing; but rather a fun and interactive time of genuine worship, great Methodist hymn singing and learning together. Every single person in attendance that day spoke to me afterwards to express their delight and gratitude for Brother Blessing’s time with us.
We cannot recommend Peyton Dixon and his friend, Simon Blessing, highly enough. You will be blessed!
I really can't thank you enough for your wonderful presentation on our bicentennial celebration. Everyone I've spoken to was so impressed with you. Thank you for adding a wonderful element to the day.
Peyton's presentation of Simon Blessing was outstanding, both in content and in authenticity (from his period clothing to saddle bags and Bible box). His humor and musical talent added so much to a creative way of portraying a early Methodist circuit rider. It was enlightening to hear his version of John Wesley and the beginnings of the Methodist church. We especially enjoyed his Methodist of teaching us to sing familiar Methodist hymns to some unfamiliar tunes.
It was a wonderful afternoon spent with Simon Blessing as characterized by Peyton Dixon.
Our church had the privilege of learning about the beginnings of early Methodism as Simon Blessing presented himself in a thought-provoking, and some times funny manner comparing the earlier times to where we are today as United Methodists. His quick wit, and factual information along with his superb singing voice helped our church to grasp the beginning of our roots.
I would recommend Simon Blessing's program to anyone who is interested in tracing our history as United Methodists.