On Sunday night, October 24, 2010, the youth of our church, along with those of us who are still young at heart, joined together in an evening of worship and fellowship. Frontline, 2010 began downstairs in the church, which was beautifully decorated, giving the atmosphere of a friendly cafe. Refreshments were served and enjoyed over friendly conversation, and in a definite air of anticipation of what the evening was to bring. After the social time, there was a time of musical praise upstairs, led by the band composed of Chris Pranke on lead guitar, Kevin Smith on rhythm guitar, Caleb Willms on bass, and Michael Bedard on drums.
The evening was planned by Kevin Smith, our HCC Intern, along with the band members and other young people and the elders of the church. It was a time of spirit filled worship and fellowship. The band drew their listeners into uplifting praise to the LORD. Many joined in by clapping, singing, raising hands, and very openly adoring Father, Son and Holy Spirit through the music.
An encouraging testimony was given by Daylen Dueck about his Christian walk, showing that it is not always easy at first to be open about your faith among your friends. He made it clear that as we simply live our testimonies, people will come to see Who we trust and why. In his own experience Daylen found that his peers began to look to him as an example in times of need. He found that simply being unafraid to live out his beliefs, he was able to have opportunities to show others Who Jesus really is, and what He could do in their lives.
The event was received with great enthusiasm, described as “awesome” by many. It is the hope of the band and other organizers that there would be enough interest for this to become a monthly event. We can pray that it would be a way for our youth to invite friends to begin to know the love of God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Videos of the evening can be seen on YouTube: