Fan the flame and experience amazing grace

Salvationists will share their gifts at Commissioning weekend’s Friday evening events.

By Aleen Bradley

“Fan the Flame”—Friday evening, June 10, during Commissioning weekend—will be a celebration of music and arts in the courtyard at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The varied musical presentations—including brass, vocal, drum and strings along with dance and drama—will be an opportunity to witness the diverse and innovative skills that God has given us. Dinner will be provided as guests at Commissioning weekend enjoy this festive atmosphere. (Dinner tickets come with the purchase of the evening program ticket.)

Following dinner the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters will take the stage to present “Amazing Grace.” The concert, which follows the release of the group’s newest CD (titled Amazing Grace), kicks off a tour that will take the group through the New Zealand and Australia territories. This corps vocal group of 73 soldiers is embarking on its eighth major tour in the past 25 years with a program that is nothing short of, well, amazing!

The bon voyage concert program offers the kind of innovative style and performance that make this group distinctive among songster brigades in the Army world. Enhancing the concert’s dynamic and diverse musical presentation will be compelling testimonies, video, media, choreography and drama.

The songsters, directed by Songster Leader Martin Hunt, have an evening planned that will remind listeners of the gifts that come to us from a loving heavenly Father. Woven into the evening’s program are moments to celebrate God’s gift of creation, redemption and love; invitations for us to enter into his presence and accept his love; and overall, a time to remind us of the unfathomable gift of grace that each of us receives.

In light of the recent devastating events in the Australia and New Zealand area, the Pasadena Songsters hope to go out from this Commissioning weekend—along with the newly commissioned officers—with spirits flaming and ready to present a message of hope and the simple and powerful message of God’s amazing grace.

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