Concert of Praise
The Concert of Praise is a combined worship event, which includes speakers, vocal groups, painters and dancers. Typically there is involvement from from a variety of urban/suburban churches. In 2005, the Concert of Praise featured acclaimed speaker, Dr. John Perkins, who has dedicated his life to racial reconciliation and rebuilding urban neighborhoods through urban ministry. Additionally, in 2004 & 2005, we had the "Cross Culture" teen choir from Baltimore's "Sandtown" community, which exemplifies the model of having multiracial teens from various denominations come together in song, dance and praise, working toward a positive impact in their community as well as their own lives.
The 2010 Concert of Praise featured the Outreach Temple and Crosswinds Wesleyan Church praise bands, PUSH Physical Theatre, guest speaker Dr. Wayne Gordon from the Christian Community Development Association,and more.
Our main objective is to bring urban and suburban churches to worship the God we serve together. We reinforce the triangle of service, social and worship, with Jesus Christ as the center. It is a true celebration of what God continues to do within our community and a call for others to join.
The 2012 Concert of Praise program is still being developed at this point. Please contact Project URGE at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of planning for or performing in this year's concert.
"Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together." Psalm 34:3
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24,25
"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy." Psalm 33:3
"Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!" Psalm 66:1,2