Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Worship Not Entertainment - A blog about upcoming "concerts"

It has been exciting to see top musical artists expressing interest in coming to Faith Center.  As we host these musicians, it is important for me to emphasize our purpose in having them come here.  We do not need "Christian entertainment".  Instead, I believe that it is important for us to create opportunities for people to encounter God, experience His presence and discover the power of personal praise and worship.  We strive to do this every weekend in our services, but there is something unique and powerful about giving people extended time in praise and worship.  I have found those times to be personally transformational.  I believe that many people in our community are hungry for God and are eager to have these kinds of opportunities.  As the Lord opens these doors for us, we are thankful to be a part. 


Faith Center will be hosting a worship concert on Sunday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. featuring the well-known Christian band Esterlyn.  Just this month they released their brand new album, titled Woven. It is the follow up to their 2010 album Call Out, which featured the hit single "Freedom Is Here" that was top 10 on Air1 for 23 weeks and one of the most played songs for 2011. Esterlyn's goal for this new project, which is packed full of upbeat and powerful worship tunes, is to remind listeners that God has an amazing purpose for each of our lives. "Much of Woven was directly inspired by the book of Psalms," shares frontman and guitarist Luke Caldwell. "We are God's tapestry and He is the artist. These songs are about God's character. We want to share with these new songs that in the midst of hardship and pain, we can trust that He has our best interest in mind."

Tickets for this concert are $5 and available at Faith Center or at www.eurekafaithcenter.org. Esterlyn will also be performing in Faith Center’s weekend services, Saturday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 7th at 9 and 11 a.m. Faith Center is located at 1032 Bay Street in Eureka. For more information, visit www.eurekafaithcenter.org or call (707)442-1784.
That being said, John Mark McMillan will be at Faith Center on November 7th (Wednesday). Tickets will go on sale soon. He is the writer of "How He Loves".
He is truly an amazing song writer with a rare spiritual depth, passion and creativity.  Stay tuned for details.  I have a feeling that concert will sell out. 

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