Monday, November 23, 2009

Cedar Lake 7 concert

We at Chain of Lakes Church are celebrating our first day of our contract with the Lino Lakes Senior Center by sharing a concert by the Cedar Lake 7 with the community.

On Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 the Cedar Lake 7, a Men’s Gospel Choir, will perform at the Lino Lakes Senior Center, located at 1189 Main Street in Lino Lakes. Tickets are $5 for adults with proceeds going to CEAP, a community-based charity that offers a many types of assistance to families in need. Children and youth can attend the concert for FREE

The Cedar Lake 7 is an outreach of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Featured on Prairie Home Companion, their concerts are an uplifting blend of spirituals and exciting rhythms. Children and youth will especially enjoy their music.

I am especially excited that on our first day of our contract with the Senior Center we can offer this concert for the community AND support CEAP. One of the proposed Core Values for us at Chain of Lakes is we will have an outward focus. This means we won’t just focus on the needs of the people within our community, but will always be offering ministries that address the needs of the wider community.

Sharing music and helping families in need seem to be a wonderful combination of addressing needs in the wider community.

We are encouraging everyone at Chain of Lakes to sell tickets. We recently mailed tickets to everyone in our emerging community at Chain of Lakes. I am selling tickets myself. Our administrative assistant, Jennifer Huehns, and I are challenging each other to each bring ten people to the concert. This is a stretch goal for me—but I’ve learned that being the Organizing Pastor of a new church is a stretching experience.

We are encouraging people in the north metro and beyond to come to this concert. Come and celebrate with us as we begin a new phase of our journey as a new faith community.

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