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Concert Outreach Ministry

"Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He Does"   
Psalm 33:3-4

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Upcoming Concerts


GREATER VISION 
IN CONCERT

Friday, February 15, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 469
57
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

Tickets: 

All seats are $20
(No love offering will be received)

Since December of 1990, Greater Vision has inspired audiences with their rich vocal blend and their effective ability to communicate the message of the gospel. They have established a firm place at the pinnacle of Christian music, and have become the most awarded trio in the history of Gospel music.

Gerald Wolfe, the group's founder, serves as Pianist and Emcee. Multi-Award-winning Songwriter, Rodney Griffin, sings the lead part for the trio. Chris Allman, writer of the 2015 "Song of the Year", "For All He's Done", sings tenor. Jon Epley is the newest member of the group, having joined April of 2017 as the new Baritone singer.

Greater Vision appears regularly on the InTouch television program, hosted by Dr. Charles Stanley, as well as on the Gaither Gospel Series. Gerald also serves as a co-host on Bill Gaither's syndicated "Homecoming Radio" Show, heard weekly on almost 3000 radio stations around the world, as well as on satellite radio. Their most recent endeavor is as a part of the very popular "Gospel Music Hymn Sing" DVDs and coinciding GMHS events across the USA.

Greater Vision's latest recording, "Still", was produced by Gerald Wolfe and Trey Ivey, with orchestral arrangements by Trey Ivey and Cody McVey. The new CD features brand-new songs written by both Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman, along with several other well-known writers.

More than 175 times every year, Greater Vision presents the Gospel, through music, in a way that has endeared them to audiences around the world.

Visit their website at www.greatervisionmusic.com

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SOUL'D OUT QUARTET
IN CONCERT

Friday, March 29, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

$10 at the door.  Also, a love offering will be received.

In May of 2004, in answer to God's call on his life, Matt Rankin of Georgetown, Ohio started a journey to find men of kindred spirits and equal yoking to partner with him in a mission to fulfill that calling by evangelizing God's word through song. Now, Matt's calling and dream have been realized in Soul'd Out Quartet. Soul'd Out Quartet, which is comprised of Dusty Barrett (tenor), Jason McAtee (lead), Matt Rankin (baritone), Ian Owens (bass),  is not only a vocal group continuing the heritage of Southern Gospel music, but is also and foremost a ministry team answering God's call as stated in Ephesians: He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors, and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13 KJV).

 In this spirit, Soul'd Out Quartet travels the country with a mission of evangelism and discipleship to not only win souls for Christ by telling the world "what the world doesn't know", but also to further strengthen and encourage God's people to be the salt and light to the world and ambassadors for Christ, that we are each called to be and to exhort God's people to be servants with hearts on fire!

Visit their website at www.souldoutquartet.com.


CHICKEN NOODLE FUNDRAISER DINNER 

Sunday, March 31, 2019


Serving will be from 11:45 am – 1:30 pm | dine-in or carry out

Epworth UMC is known for our noodles served at Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival and this is an opportunity to enjoy a delicious homemade chicken and noodle dinner prepared in the same tradition. Dinners include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, beverage, and dessert. 

Free will donations for the meal will be gratefully accepted for the EUMC Concert Outreach Ministry Fund, which enables us to offer concerts at the lowest admission charges possible. Even with us asking for admission at the door for most of the concerts now, there are still many expenses to keep this ministry running. 
We appreciate all your support!


JONATHAN WILBURN
IN CONCERT

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

No admission charge, a love offering will be received.

The name Wilburn has been a part of the music industry for several years. It seems as though when you mention this family, people recognize that you are talking about music. Not just any music, but Gospel Music, that is sang from the heart.
Jonathan Wilburn has taken the stage with his family The Wilburns and Gold City Quartet. His tenure in Gospel music has brought him close to the heart of people from all ages. Jonathan states "Gospel Music is my way of telling people what Jesus means to me". You will definitely understand what he is talking about the moment you have the experience of watching this seasoned veteran perform. It seems as though the fans agree, for Jonathan has been nominated and voted America’s #1 lead vocalist five times by the subscribers of The Singing News magazine. "My goal was never set on winning any award. I just wanted to sing and pray God would use my efforts to bring a little joy to somebody". His singing started at a young age sitting beside his mother in church. Jonathan says "My greatest influence in singing was my mom (Elaine Wilburn)." "She sings alto like nobody else." After a long and fruitful time with his family group Jonathan became part of one of the most award winning Gospel groups of all time "Gold City Quartet". During his tenure of over 12 years this group experienced continued success with Jonathan as the group’s lead vocalist. Tim Riley says this about Jonathan, "He (Jonathan) is a Spirit filled singer with great energy on stage and I would recommend Wilburn&Wilburn for any church or promoter".

Visit his website at www.jonathanwilburn.com


JIM & MELISSA BRADY
IN CONCERT

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

$10 at the door.  Also, a love offering will be received.

Award winning artists and songwriters, Jim & Melissa Brady, possess a rich musical heritage that started in family ministry and transitioned to some of the greatest gospel music stages of our day, including The Brooklyn Tabernacle, The Gaither Homecoming tour, The Dove Awards, The National Quartet Convention, and In Touch, with Dr. Charles Stanley.

Jim was part of The Booth Brothers for 12 1/2 years until the summer of 2014, when he felt called to step down and join with his wife Melissa to form The Jim Brady Trio.  During Jim’s tenure with The Booth Brothers, the trio became a favorite among Southern Gospel audiences, collectively earning more than 100 industry honors and accolades. Jim personally has received eight Baritone of the Year Awards, as well as three Songwriter of the Year Awards. He has also written several Number One songs and has enjoyed Dove and Grammy Award nominations.  Melissa holds a Master’s certificate in Songwriting from Berkley School of Music, and her "Homecoming Day" hit radio release was named Song of the Year by Absolutely Gospel.  

Visit their website at www.jimandmelissabrady.com.  


THE NELONS
IN CONCERT

Friday, June 21, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

$10 at the door.  Also, a love offering will be received.

Offering a captivating blend of gospel, a cappella, hymns, Americana, folk, and inspirational music, the Nelons are a world-class talented family. The ensemble is led by the legendary, multi-award winning vocalist, co-founding member Kelly Nelon Clark and her husband, the versatile singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Jason Clark. Their daughters, Amber and Autumn, complete this supremely gifted musical troupe as they contribute their powerful vocals to this traveling family band’s harmonic sound.

Their trend-setting innovation, technical skill, and undeniable gift of communication have delighted audiences all around the world. Jason’s musicianship and his ability to arrange infectious harmonies, along with Kelly’s breathtaking alto, Amber’s soaring soprano, and Autumn’s haunting folksy vocal tone and mandolin playing blend to create a sound that is enthralling. They have played and sung their brand of music in large arenas, intimate rural area performing arts centers, festivals, fairs, and churches throughout the United States, along with numerous international appearances as well.

A concert with The Nelons leaves you encouraged by the message of hope shared from their hearts, warmed by the love of family you feel from the stage, and inspired by the beauty, purity, and majesty of each lyric they sing.

The Nelons, along with their band members, combine the best of a variety of beloved genres, in a way that unifies every audience, bridging the generational gap of the young and old. Simply put, this is just great music!

Visit their website at www.thenelons.com.

 


POET VOICES
IN CONCERT

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

$10 at the door.  Also, a love offering will be received.

In 1991, Gospel Music songwriter, Phil Cross formed Poet Voices. Gospel Music fans quickly fell in love with the music and message presented by this unique new voice. Over the years the group became a staple in Gospel Music and garnered many of the top honors in the field. Most importantly, they were recognized by both fans and peers as on of the most respected ministry teams in Gospel Music.

With ten acclaimed recordings to their credit, as well as numerous popular releases, including five Number One hits, Poet Voices has firmly established a place at the forefront of Christian Music. Since its formation in 1991, this popular group has gained the respect of its peers and Gospel Music supporters alike and continues to be one of Gospel Music's most beloved and impactful groups. Poet Voices consist of Phil Cross (lead), Nic Holland (tenor), Donny Henderson (baritone), and Brandon Barry (bass).

Phil Cross is one of the most prolific Christian music composers of the past three decades! He has dedicated most of his life to writing and sharing encouraging songs that come from a lifetime of encounters with God. Known as the "Songwriter of Songwriters," he is a master storyteller who connects with all ages to convey a vast array of musical styles and his genuine approach lifts up generations of people all over the world. Some of his songs include "Wedding" Music" ,"Champion of Love", When I Get Carried Away", "Yes I Am" and many more.

Visit their website at www.poetvoices.net


THE RESURRECTION OF FAITH TOUR
featuring
JOSEPH HABEDANK & THE ERWINS
IN CONCERT

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

Tickets are $15 for Artist Circle and $10 for General Admission.

Also, a love offering will be received.

Ticket on sale info coming soon.

What do you get when you bring together two of Gospel music’s most exciting, beloved and young artists? You get The Resurrection of Faith Tour.

Joseph Habedank and The Erwins are uniting to present The Resurrection of Faith Tour, bringing together their music ministries for a special evening.

Daywind recording artist Joseph Habedank is Dove Award winning, GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter and Singing News Magazine's 2017 and 2018 Soloist of the Year. For 10 years, he served first as baritone, then as the lead singer for one of Southern Gospel's favorite family groups, the Perrys, and shared his songs in some of America's greatest churches and venues, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. He was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014. Additionally, he was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. He has helped write two nationally charted #1 songs and in 2010, "If You Knew Him" (written with Rodney Griffin) was nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and won the Singing News Fan Award for Song of the Year. Visit his website at www.josephhadedank.com.

The Erwins are a true gospel music success story. The family participated in the NQC Talent Shows in 2001, 2005, then sang in Regional Showcases in 2010 and won ‘Best of the Week’ in 2011. They’ve been awarded Favorite New Mixed Group at the Singing News Fan Awards and appeared on the GMA Dove Awards Telecast. They’ve been featured on Daystar TV’s Gospel Music Showcase, The Music City Show, and performed the National Anthem by request of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. The family has been featured by People Magazine, Singing News, Simple Grace, and more. During their earlier years, the family would sing for anyone who would listen, quite literally anywhere. One evening at Freedom Hall, the young family found themselves in an elevator with Vestal Goodman. Of course, they sang for her. In typical Vestal fashion, after they sang she laid hands on them and prayed over them for God to bless and use them in a mighty way. It’s safe to say that God heard that prayer.

Visit their websites at www.josephhabedank.com, www.erwinministries.com, and www.roftour.com.


About EUMC's Concert Outreach Ministry Fund

We are gratefully accepting donations to the Concert Outreach Ministry Fund to enable EUMC to continue to offer concerts by nationally known artists on a regular basis.  The purpose of this ministry is multifold. It will serve as an outreach for the community, provide people who aren’t able to travel distances the opportunity to experience high caliber concerts locally, and most importantly help establish or strengthen their relationship with Christ.  

The costs of hosting the concerts can be expensive as these artists have high travel expenses and for many this is their only source of income for their families.   The Fund allows us to help outset the fees involved with hosting the concerts.  Many artists require a minimum honorarium amount, but our goal is to bring the concerts to you at the lowest cost possible.  We will strive to fund on a love offering basis, but there will be times we will have to ticket the events or ask for a suggested donation amount.

Donations made to the Concert Outreach Ministry Fund are eligible for receipts for charitable giving.

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Past Concerts:

The Cathedrals (1970s), Gordon Mote, Logan Smith, Woody & Vonnie Wright, Nancy Dawn and Childs Play, 3rd Row Boys, The Crist Family, Michael English. The Taylors, Ryan Seaton,  The Ball Brothers, Doug Anderson, Adam's Voice, Soul'd Out Quartet, Talley Trio, Stephen Hill, Tribute Quartet, Jeff & Sheri Easter. Steve Ladd, The LeFevre Quartet, Beyond The Ashes, The Nelons, Wilburn & Wilburn, Freedom Quartet, Triumphant Quartet, The Old Paths, Brian Free & Assurance, "D&D Tour" (Devin McGlamery, Doug Anderson, & KC Brandon), Bryan & Yvonne Hutson , Jim Brady Trio, The Kingsmen, Keepers Of The Faith, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Joseph Habedank, Gold City, The Sing Tour (Michael English, The Nelons, & Jeff Stice), The Hoppers, The Erwins, The Bowling Family, The Williamsons, The Browders, The Guardians, Michael English with Benji Gaither, The Perrys, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Westward Road,