Why The Arts Matter

Hey folks,

Quick reminder that the Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn concert is this Saturday (May 2nd) at 7pm! We hope you’ll come, and bring friends, too.

The general response to our concert announcement was two-fold: Some immediately started clapping and shouting because they know the caliber of Jill & Andy’s songwriting and storytelling. They’re top-notch. Others had no clue who either of them are. We’d love for both parties to join us on Saturday because we think it’s a significant evening for our church!

Why is it significant? One of our church values is the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness, and this concert is a celebration of that pursuit. Surrounding ourselves with stories, songs, and beauty matters. The arts enlighten us to different perspectives, and help us express things we feel but don’t know how to express!

We hope God uses Saturday night to open our eyes to Him and our surrounding world; to remind us that though there will be trouble in this world, we are not alone! Jill and Andy will help us do this.

Lastly, for those of you who are songwriters or aspiring ones, there will also be a songwriting workshop downstairs in the Park Kids Check-in area at 3pm. We want to not only support the arts at our church, but also be actively creating here!

Come refine your craft and learn from those who’ve been artists for a long time. They also stand as a married couple who’ve pursued the arts together while having a family, and we’d love to learn from them on how to pursue the arts in sustainable ways.

Hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday!

Joel

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