Downtown Rockford will be rocking Friday night, June 29, as Court Street United Methodist Church hosts the Christian rock group Candlefuse at a free concert at 7 p.m.
With a rare combination of spiritual depth and high-energy performances, Candlefuse, based in north Alabama, chooses to follow Jesus Christ and the ministry example He set: To go out into the highways and hedges and compel souls to come in. They pray that their ministry will bring edification to the body of Christ and be a hand of comfort and healing to an aching world in need of His love. Candlefuse hopes that their music will speak in love and in truth so that the gospel of Jesus Christ will Never Go Unheard.
Candlefuse began playing together in 1999 and chose their name from Matthew 5:14 and Psalm 133:1, reflecting their desire to be unified as a light in a dark world. For the past six years, the band has been traveling across the southeast, performing at churches and venues of all sizes. Their mature songwriting and unique alternative rock sound have landed them slots opening for national artists like Kutless, Disciple and BarlowGirl; the bands success caught the attention of Dove Award-winning producer Barry Blair, who produced their new album, Never Go Unheard. This full-length debut album features nine original rock songs and a new version of the popular worship song Hungry, which radio is already embracing, and the band is now touring nationwide. With powerful songs and dynamic live performances, Candlefuse hopes their music will change the lives of those who listen.
Admission to the concert is free. A free-will offering will be taken. Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St., is in downtown Rockford just one block north of the courthouse and at the corner of Court and Mulberry streets.
Call the church office at (815) 962-6061 for more information.
from the June 27-July 5, 2007, issue