MIDDLEPORT — Area residents are in for a unique concert experience, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Middleport Church of Christ Family life Center.
Area musicians are banding together to present “United Worship,” a program open to the public and suitable for all ages, but geared especially to local youth.
Featuring musicians from Oasis Christian Fellowship, Soul Harvest, Alive at Five and Rocksprings UMC, the group will blend contemporary Christian tunes and soulful harmonies to bring a lesson through music. The band will play songs made popular by contemporary Christian groups such as: Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Gungor and Natalie Grant.
The organizer of the event is Darby Gilmore, an audio engineering and music student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he plays regularly in the praise band at the Lakeshore Christian Church. Other musicians taking part are Chris Stewart, Brock Stewart, Chad and Jamitha Dodson, Andrew Briles, Ezra Briles, Bobby Rice, Sean Shinn, Tony Dodd, Jamie O’Brien, Jason Simpkins and Jimmy Durst.
A short message will be delivered by Middleport Church of Christ youth pastor Dodger Vaughan.
“The youth in this area don’t have many opportunities like this to come together and worship. I hope they take advantage of this chance for fellowship in a service geared especially to them. If we get a decent turnout and people seem to enjoy it, we’d like to do this again in the future, with as many people involved as we can get.” Gilmore said. “Admission is free with plenty of parking, and the event is a perfect venue for young and old to celebrate in Christian harmony.”