Sunday, Jun 17, 2018
Sponsored by: ||
Note: This article is more than 60 days old, and may contain outdated information, such as the dates and times of events. These dates and times may vary from year to year.
Bless the Lord, Oh my Soul!
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013
By: Dave Retz (Expired article)9/29/2013 -
The third annual Valley ONE Concert was held September 29 at the Solvang Veterans Hall. With a widely diverse age group, this Concert brought together members of a number of churches in the Valley for praise and worship music - and now community prayer and art.
Organized in 2011 by Justin Jacobs and Josh Wierenga, the intent was to provide a unified worship service for the "Church" - the body of Christian churches in the Valley. Based on a common theme of modern (contemporary) Christian praise music, the Solvang veterans hall was filled with people who sang along with the music, many with hands in the air.
This was similar to the past two occurrences of Valley ONE - with some notable additions: it provided a time for people attending to form
small groups and pray together for our Valley, for national issues, and for families.
This year, visual art (especially watching it being created live) was an interesting form of worship in its own rite. As the combined Worship Team played on stage at the Veterans Hall, Santa Ynez artist Marilyn Simandle created an art work on the right-hand side of the stage in response to the music.
The combined aspect of art and community prayer added a new dimension to the concept of Valley-wide Worship service.
This is the second such event - in addition to the National Day of Prayer community breakfast - that has been introduced in the past few years that calls together all Christian faiths in the Valley with a unified Spirit.
The Ranch Church, a Calvary Chapel, Los Olivos
Valley Christian Fellowship, Solvang/Santa Ynez
Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, Solvang/Ballard
Saint Marks Episcopal Church, Los Olivos
Special thanks to St. Marks Church, which provided baked goods and refreshments.
SYV-Online.COM, Published by Comware International Inc.
P.O. Box 410
Solvang, CA 93464
The phone number below is for news stories and feedback for THIS (syv-online.com) website. To reach one of our sponsors or an individual or company mentioned in an article,
please locate their website or click on their banner. Call their phone
number - NOT this one!|
For syv-online.com website feedback only:
Add Your URL: If
you're located in the Santa Ynez Valley, you may submit your URL for
addition to our links page by contacting our
Please list your company name, address, phone, e-mail, URL, and a
short description of your business/service in your correspondence.
© Copyright 1996 - 2014 Comware International, Inc.
Serving Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Alamos, and
Comware International, Inc. - Solvang, California