January 7, 1995 in Washington Voices

Christian Music Is Intended For Wide Audience

Ward Sanderson Correspondent
 

Anyone wanting to hear live contemporary Christian music that appeals to the masses, listen up.

Tacoma’s Cory and Carrie Knowland will perform at Valley Assembly of God Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. The married couple has yet to sell CDs by the thousands. But make no mistake, says the Rev. Kent Mankins, an associate pastor at Valley Assembly. This duo has great potential.

“They’re excellent musicians,” Mankins says. “They aren’t on a big record label, but could be if they wanted to.”

Mankins says the Knowlands play contemporary music that sounds similar to the popular Christian group, “Out of the Grey.”

“Their normal stuff is pretty geared toward youth,” he says.

This weekend’s performance will be aimed at a wider audience, since it will be held in lieu of Valley Assembly’s usual night service.

An offering will be taken, but admission is free.

Divorce workshop offered

Opportunity Free Methodist Church will offer a 12-week divorce recovery workshop starting Thursday.

According to spokeswoman Tempest Louden, the group will meet at the church, S1313 Pines Road, every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Among the issues that will be dealt with are forgiveness, children and reconciliation. The Rev. Gary DeMain, an associate pastor at the church, will lead the group.

While classes start Jan. 12, registration will remain open until Jan 19. Louden urges anyone interested to register as soon as possible, though, by calling the church at 926-2673. Brochures are also available through the church.

The workshop costs $25, which covers text and workbook costs. Some scholarships are available.

Children’s presentation planned

Children’s Evangelism Fellowship will sponsor a children’s event at Valley Fourth Memorial Church, S2302 Bowdish Road, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 28.

Parents are encouraged to register early.

Ray Paulson, director of CEF, says the event will feature a Bible story, games, and a crafts session.

He says that parents, too, can learn from the event.

“We’ll present a Valentine party idea that people can use in their homes,” he says.

But only the young or young-atheart need apply. “It’s a party-type atmosphere,” Paulson says.

The cost of the event is $2 to cover materials. To register or obtain more information, call CEF at 928-2820.


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