Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Refresh! February 4 to 6

Cure your cabin fever. Come to Refresh
February 4 to 6
Gospel Chapel
7048 Donaldson Drive
Grand Forks, B.C.

Our guest speakers: Don and Rushia Klassen

Dave and Rushia currently speak with Family Life at numerous marriage conferences across Canada and various other men's, women's, and youth events, retreats and outreaches. They minister to the BC Lions, Abbotsford Heat, and the Vancouver Canucks as chaplains. Dave gives directions to Athletes in Action (AIA) nationally with professional athletes in the CFL, NBA, NHL and with the basketball ministry Canada.

Here's the schedule:
Friday 7pm - Youth emphasis -- Everyone welcome. Cities Under Fire leading worship. Dave Klassen speaking.

Friday 8:30pm -- Concert with Cities Under Fire (free)

Saturday 9am -- Men's Breakfast -- Dave Klassen speaking.

Saturday 2pm -- Ladies Tea -- Rushia Klassen speaking.

Saturday 7pm -- Worship: Canada's Double Portion (Hemmerling Family)
Dave Klassen speaking

Sunday 10:30am -- Worship: Canada's Double Portion
Dave Klassen speaking

More about our worship leaders:
Cities Under Fire is a Christian Alternative Rock Band from North Battleford, SK that began in 2008. Cities Under Fire are three guys who have a passion for God and a passion for music that impacts youth in a positive way. They released their first EP in August 2009 and have sold over 1000 copies.

Andrew and Jardeth Hemmerling, the group's drummer and lead guitarist, have grown up on a tour bus traveling North America with their family's band. While touring in Iowa, Andrew became friends with David Millar, who shared the same musical focus. David, a talented vocalist/guitarist, headed North to his roots in Saskatchewan in 2006 and joined them.

Canada's Double Portion from North Battleford, Saskatchewan has become one of the busiest Canadian Gospel groups since its formation in 1982. They've crisscrossed the country from Newfoundland to British Columbia, Nashville to Alaska, performing to thousands of people and traveling tens of thousands of miles.

The group originated when the Hemmerling family, 3 sisters and their brother began singing while their father ministered. Duncan Hemmerling, now an ordained minister, continues ont he calling with his wife Debbie and their 9 children. Their oldest son, Andrew, is the group's drummer and married to Cheilon in 2009. Also on stage are his brother Jardeth, the group's guitarist, who also adds his smooth vocals, and his sister, Christina, who plays fiddle and harmonica and provides strong vocals.

Since beginning full-time ministry in August 2009, there have been many opportunities to share the gospel message. They have appeared on the Grand Ol' Opry stage, were guest artists of the legendary Cash family and the oldest county fair inthe USA. They have performed numerous times at both the Featured Artist Showcase during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky and the Canadian Gospel Music Celebration in Red Deer, Alberta. Tours have taken them to all of Canada as well as 36 states, including TV appearances on local, national, and international shows.

They have produced 16 albums and received numerous award nominations in both the Saskatchewan Country Music Association and the Gospel Music Association Canada. They have been honoured with the Country Gospel Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Live Band of the Year, and the Southern Gospel Song of the Year Awards.

Come out and hear this dynamic family band and be refreshed.

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