Last Saturday our artist community was born!
The time has come to breathe God back into the arts, to create a culture of worship to Him through them.
I believe that Christian artists need time and peace to create. So on Saturday we turned the church into an artist’s playground.
Almost thirty artists from varying disciplines gathered to dedicate the day to God and His creation.
Rev. Brenda J. Lillie opened the day with a devotion regarding the artist’s need to draw creativity from the Creator rather than from the well-spring of flesh.
In the morning our painters and sketch artists embraced the out doors under canopies.
Then hid from the afternoon heat while painting our monthly still life
We opened our doors to wood carvers.
Singers sang in choirs. Actors came to put together performance art. We had songwriters and poets too!
The goal of our artist’s day apart is three-fold:
1. To provide artists with a space in which they can practice their skills and seek God for inspiration.
2. To provide artists with an opportunity to create with outreach in mind. Our work and witness will be displayed for the community in an October art show entitled “Falling into Jesus”.
3. To raise up the next generation of artists within our community of faith.
To that final end the main stage was given at day’s end to our youth worship team. Our youth worship leader has been charged with writing an original worship set.