Lee's U-Church To Offer Eclectic Lineup

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lee University will once again offer an eclectic mix of U-church services this spring, providing students the opportunity to worship together in an atypical chapel format. The line-up includes The City Harmonic on Jan. 27, Jonathan Ernstly Etienne on Feb. 17, “An Evening of Worship” on March 24, and Gungor on April 14.  

The Dove Award nominated and three-time Covenant Award winning Christian rock band, The City Harmonic will open the U-Church season on Sunday, Jan. 27.

The band is comprised of Elias Dummer, Eric Fusilier, Aaron Powell, and Josh Vanderlaan. The band is on the heels of their first headline U.S. tour. The “I Have a Dream” tour also featured artist Daniel Bashta as well as author and speaker Bob Lenz and Eric Brandon.

This tour revolves around TCH’s hit song “I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)” which was released on their latest album. “It’s a story that begins with God and his creation united in peace, and ends the same way. For now, we live life in between,” said Mr. Dummer concerning the song that sparked the tour. “Ultimately, this is a song of longing, hope and love.”

For more information regarding The City Harmonic visit: http://thecityharmonic.com

Lee alum Jonathan Ernstly Etienne will be the featured artist at U-Church on Feb. 17. Mr. Etienne’s music captures a positive message in an upbeat musical style. He works closely with the Far Flung Tin Can foundation in order to support missionaries through promoting their work across the globe. Mr. Etienne traveled to Ecuador with FFTC to a feeding ministry called “Pan de Vida.” Due to his personal experience he now donates 50 percent of all music profit and donations back to the feeding ministry of “Pan de Vida.”

For more information regarding Jonathan Ernstly Etienne visit: http://www.jonathanernstlyetienne.com

On March 24 U-Church will present “An Evening of Worship,” a student-led service that is designed to bring all attention and focus on a time of communion for all that attend. 

“While this is planned and programmed by and for Lee students, we welcome anyone from the community that would like to join us in this time of worship through music and sharing of the Lord’s Supper,” shared U-Church Director Josh York. 

Back by popular demand, the U-Church spring season will wrap up with a performance by Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee Gungor on Sunday, April 14. Gungor presents a unique brand of worship, complete with streaks of pop, indie and folk influence. 

Gungor was formed in 2003 under the original name “The Michael Gungor Band” and has since released multiple albums. Their latest album “Ghosts Upon the Earth” was somewhat inspired by the allegory by C.S. Lewis titled The Great Divorce.

“Music doesn’t have to fit the mold to move people’s hearts,” says Michael Gungor. “And at the end of the day, that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to make honest music that opens people’s hearts.” 

For more information about Gungor visit: http://gungormusic.com.

U-Church is designed as a non-traditional worship service for students, but alumni and friends from the community are welcome and encouraged to participate. All U-Church services are free of charge and will be held in the Conn Center at 150 11th St. at 7:30 p.m.

For information, please contact Joyce Lane at jlane@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8347. For other U-Church information, a chance to share input and participate in upcoming polls and contests, follow on twitter @LeeUChurch.

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