UPCOMING: Good Friday blues service to aid ‘street-entrenched youth’

April 10, 2014 | Web First
Angelika Dawson |

Homeless youth will get some support from a group of musicians who want to use their talents to benefit others.

The Good Friday Blues Band will hold two worship services at the House of James in Abbotsford on April 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m., with ticket sales benefiting Cyrus Centre, an Abbotsford ministry that works with street-entrenched youth. Now in its third year, the worship services are designed around blues songs and focus on the events of Good Friday. The services include prayers, readings and a “sermon” delivered by actor John Dawson.

New this year will be the addition of art work and an original poem presented by Adam Roper. And while that sounds pretty traditional, it’s the addition of more than a dozen blues tunes that makes this service truly unique. A blog—www.goodfridayblues.wordpress.com —that began on Ash Wednesday highlights one of the songs each week during the Lenten season, and offers enthusiasts a way to engage with the music prior to the event.  

—Posted April 10, 2014

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