TORONTO—(CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE)—Singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and worship leader Jon Neufeld will be performing and leading worship throughout September and October as part of a 12-city tour in partnership with Food for the Hungry Canada.
Neufeld, formerly of the band Starfield, began his tour September 11 in Ontario. From there he will travel to Alberta and British Columbia. His concerts – and morning and evening times of worship – will feature songs from his new album, “Burn Bright,” and well-known Starfield songs as well.
After recording seven albums in 15 years, Neufeld recently settled in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two young sons.
Neufeld describes the album as somewhat atypical. “It’s a pretty happy album overall,” he explains. “Not necessarily what I intended. I think my bent is to write slow, moody, brooding, existential music. But this is a compilation of the last two years, during which I’ve been learning to give and receive the love of God in a new way. These songs are a reflection of that, and also a reflection of what it has meant for me to be connected to a local church. Something I’d really missed over the previous decade.”
These songs are upbeat, lyrical and represent emotions that point to the goodness of God and His unfailing love. Admission to many of the gatherings is free.
“I am so excited to not just put on a concert, but to join with the body of Christ in pursuing the presence and peace of the Holy Spirit through song, prayer, and unity,” says Neufeld. “All are welcome.”
Dates, times and locations are as follows:
Thursday, September 17 – Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Calvary Pentecostal Church,
1241 Broad St. E., Dunnville, Ont. Tickets: $7 or $10/door
Saturday, September 19 – Ottawa, Ont., Calvary Church
Sunday, September 20 – Morning Worship: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Redeemer Christian
Missionary Alliance, 4825 Innes Road, Orleans, Ont.
Monday, October 5 – Free Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Dawson Creek Alliance Church,
9009 10th Street, Dawson Creek, B.C.
Thursday, October 6 – Free Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Christian Fellowship Assembly,
11449 92nd Street, Grand Prairie, Alta.
Tuesday, October 7 – Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Mount Olive Evangelical Free
Church, 705 6th Avenue South, Three Hills, Alta. Tickets:
Thursday, October 8 – Free Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Hillcrest Evangel Free Church
3785 13th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alta.
Friday, October 9 – Free Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Deer Park Church, 2960 39th
Street, Red Deer, Alta.
Friday, October 16 – Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., Campbell River Baptist Church, 260
South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, B.C. Tickets: $10
presale, $12 at the door
Tuesday, October 20 – Free Night of Worship: 7:00 p.m., West Chinese Church, 6600
Country Hills Blvd NW, Calgary, A.B.
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