C.cada Art Show

C.cada (Cornerstone Christian artist’s day apart) was begun in an effort to give artists from every genre an opportunity to come together to discover, develop, and deploy their talents in ways that will better the church and the community.

This is our church’s artistic community and on Saturday Oct. 20th we  pooled our resources to put on our second annual art show.

Work by Wendy Brouillet

Various works by Charlotte Dorais

Our prayer shawl ministry set up a display. They have sent out almost 400 shawls to the sick across the globe this year!

Lion by Sandy Freeman

This year our goal is to break out into the community. God has told us to “Build the audience”. So we are taking the message of Jesus into the highways and hedges through the artistic media! Let’s see what fun we can have this year shall we?

Here’s a promo for one of our worship bands…If you would like these guys to come minister for your event contact them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/1OneDesire?fref=ts

Various works by Kenneth Knowlton

various works by Lisa Johnson

Our artists have put together a calendar for 2013. They make great Christmas gifts!

If you would like to purchase a calendar you can do so on-line by going to http://www.cornerstoneag.net Go to the “Giving” section of the site and click on “E-giving”. Select “Guest Transaction”.  Then in the “other” section list “C.cada calendars” and fill out the amount. Calendars are a donation of $15.00 and $5.00 for shipping.  Then leave me a comment or a facebook message to let me know that you have bought one so I can send it right out to you!

C.cada will be running a free beginners keyboarding class open to the local community starting after the holidays. For more information e-mail me at pjlillie.1@juno.com

If you want more information on C.cada or you would like to join us for one of our days apart you can contact me at pjlillie.1@juno.com

C.cada Update August 2012

I was looking back at some of our community posts from a year ago. So much changes in a year! Our name has changed from C.C.A.C. (Cornerstone Christian Artists Community) To C.cada (Cornerstone Christian Artist’s Day Apart) and we have streamlined our vision from: Pray, plan and perform to Encourage, equip and activate.

Through every change God has been faithful to move us as a community forward into what He has for us in ministry. The goal is to use art to build the kingdom.

In our morning discussion this month the question was asked, “What is creativity?”

Here are some of the definitions we came up with.

Using common things to produce uncommon results.- Mike Murphy

What happens when the mundane becomes unacceptable -Don Haas

I love these! So much in life rises to stymie our creativity. But one of the greatest hindrances to the Christian creative flow is focusing on results before obedience. When we focus more on the result than on our obedience to the inspiration of God we usually end up bottle-necked by fear or lost in selfish pride. But if we can somehow suspend  our worry about the endgame and turn our eyes to obey the heavenly vision then we will end up in artistic victory!

Here are some artistic victories from this month.

SKY VBS- You may remember many of our artists helped construct the VBS set and worked with the 170 plus children who showed up for the week of day camps. We saw forty children give their hearts to Jesus this year.

C.cada worship board- This month’s art board,”Portrait of a Family” was created by Sandy Freeman






Worship leading opportunities- I was invited to lead worship at the local visiting nurses day program and my daughter Amanda and I were privileged to minister in music for a week at the Connecticut Special Touch Getaway.

National Fine Arts- One of our very own Lillian Lapoint was invited to sing at the Assembly of God National Fine Arts Festival in Kentucky! Congrats Lillian! 







I can hardly believe all that God is including us in! We are truly blessed!

How has God included you in His blessing this month?


Notes From the Netherlands

While I am busy with C.cada here in the States my sister is helping Missionary Judy Mensch launch a Christian theater program in the Netherlands. Over Easter weekend their troupe performed its first show at Ichtus Church in Zaandam! Here are some pictures from the performance.

If you are interested in learning more about C.cada or the artists community my sister is helping to create in The Netherlands you can follow us on Facebook at


or follow Brenda at http://www.gonetherlandsag.com/

C.cada Update Pt. 3

Praise God! This artist’s community is such a blessing to me! Watching God move in the lives of this group is so exciting! Our people are stepping forward into His ministry with their ability, daring big things for their King!

I would like you to meet one of Cornerstone’s and C.cada’a newest worship teams, One Desire.

Follow One Desire at:


C.cada Update Pt. 2

You may remember that some of our graphic artists are working on card projects. Sandy Freeman has been working on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day portraits. Here are her works in progress.

Mother’s Day Phase 1Mother’s Day Phase 2

Mother’s Day Phase 3- A softer baby baby face. Here’s the close up.

Father’s Day

As we work together as artists we are truly discovering that God has mighty use for the gifts he planted inside. We are learning to overcome the lie, the Enemy has spoken, that these gifts don’t matter. He may say they change nothing but we are determined to change the world!

C.cada Artists Gathering March

C.cada’s artists are busy about the work of the kingdom! Yesterday one of our new choreographers met with nine children from our kids church to rehearse a sacred dance. Later in the afternoon the space was used by a twenty voice choir to practice for an upcoming work in the nursing home. Space booking is getting a little tricky. I miss my sister who is a whiz at space control and time scheduling!

This month I wanted you to see some of the work we are doing in graphic design.

Here is a piece by one of our portrait artists, Lisa Johnson. It is a portrait of her grandmother who at the moment is preparing to walk into the arms of Jesus.

Lis a keeps telling me how she is desperately trying to break into other art forms. Yet she keeps getting drawn back to the faces of people.






I have just started working on a photo project called “Broken Branches”


Sandy Freeman another of our portrait artists has been working on our invitational card project. Below is a concept for a Mother’s Day invite.

What is God calling you to do with your artistry?

C.cada Weekend

Yesterday was our monthly meeting of C.cada, Cornerstone’s artist community. I am so excited by what is happening through this fledgling group of musicians, painters and poets!

This month we began our spring choir and spring instrumental groups. They are getting ready to minister in our church and in a community concert sometime in May.

Meanwhile our graphic artists and poets are working on an outreach program designing  greeting cards to minister to people in our community, and one of our artists

is working on a painting to be sold at a Teen Challenge auction.

The ladies who work in fabric, our prayer shawl ministry, just sent 30 prayer shawls to India to minister to ladies being set free from human trafficking! Hallelujah!

And two of our musicians are working on music projects hoping to go to recording soon!

I am so humbled by what God has done with us in less than a year! Thank you Jesus! May Your kingdom be built! May souls be won!

Here is one of the songs we will do for our spring concert.