LikeJohn Mark McMillan, I first heard about Jesus Culture from my old camp friend Tricia when she mentioned them in a Where Is She Now interview in April. And of course, since Tricia recommended them they are awesome. The above video is a good introduction of what to expect from their fifth album, “Come Away.”
Look for a full review of the album, which released today, here on the blog tomorrow. Purchase it from iTunes by clicking HERE.
ALM:uk is a new worship project I learned about (to use a British term) whilst surfing the web last week. The band is based at Abundant Life Church in the United Kingdom, which has locations in Bradford, Leeds and Belfast. The above video gives a good introduction to the worship project and the church. Listening to the band’s latest album Name Above All Names, it sounds like ALM:uk might just be the band to fill the UK void now that Delirious have gone into retirement. Sample the band’s music and/or Goodshop their latest album or either of their first two records on iTunes.
The Remnant, a worship band all the way from Kansas, will be coming to Junior High 1 this year to lead worship from Monday through Friday of the week.
What perhaps is most exciting about The Remnant coming – beside the fact that they are awesome – is that Melissa Halverson is part of the group. Melissa was on permanent staff several years ago when she was known as Melissa Munro so it will be a homecoming for her for sure. Melissa’s husband, Michael, is also in the group, which, according to the description on their Facebook page:
…is comprised mainly of Highschool & College aged students, under the direction of Michael & Melissa Halverson. We have a heart to reach not only our generation, but every age group God brings our way. We believe worship is more than words & melodies – it should be a reflection of the constant adoration we feel in our hearts. Worship isn’t about a fad or culture. It’s not about a beat or lyric. We stand firmly on the word of God in John 4:23 that worship is being simply & honestly ourselves before God; & must engage our spirits in the pursuit of truth.
The Remnant will be doing a special concert on Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. so if you aren’t already going to be at Junior High 1 that week, make sure you come out. The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken.
“We are very excited to come!,” Melissa said in an e-mail. “By the time we get there we will have been on the road for a month… It’s the last stop on our summer tour and the guys are pumped! It will be a first-time camp experience for all of them (my husband included). It will be great for me to be back, Delanco has a very special place in my heart!”
Their new album Freedom’s Found A Way was released earlier this month. You can Goodshop it on iTunes by searching for “Freedom’s Found A Way.”