(Originally posted May 2007) – On Friday night, May 4, we are pleased to present SANCTUS REAL in a one-night only performance brought to you by Feed Your Faith. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. (doors will open at 6:30 p.m.) and a limited number of tickets are available. The concert will be at High Praises Church at 1601 East Broadway Avenue in Maryville – just minutes from the new Pellissippi Parkway exit. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 the day of the concert. Groups of 10 or more will pay just $12 per ticket and groups of 25 or more will pay just $10 per ticket. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these Dove Award-winning artists perform in an intimate setting. All seating is general admission, so plan to arrive early. Don’t miss out, get your tickets today at www.FeedYourFaith.org. All proceeds from this event go directly to The School of Hope.
ABOUT SANCTUS REAL
LAST YEAR, MEMBERS OF THE DOVE AWARD-WINNING SANCTUS REAL discovered their greatest joy making and playing music together as the best of friends. Today, with the release of their third national record, The Face of Love, Sanctus Real comes of age, pressing forward to carry a compelling image of hope to an eager world. With this album, the four-member, Toledo, Ohio-based rock band is poised for 2006 to be its breakout year.
The Face of Love contains hard-hitting songs portraying universal themes of love, brokenness and the sometime elusive sense of God’s presence. Inspired by real-life heartache and rediscovered joy, the emotions behind each track are vulnerable and undisguised, making this album the bands most accessible project. Further, Sanctus Real members Matt Hammitt (lead vocals), Mark Graalman (drums), Chris Rohman (guitars) welcome newest addition Dan Gartley (bass), a protoge of producer Mark Townsend. Gartley replaces former bassist Steve Goodrum.
Enter producer Chris Stevens (tobyMac, Shawn McDonald), who helped the band channel its complex emotions into songwriting, their grief-stricken passion into powerful, emotive studio performances. The album’s opening confessional, I’m Not Alright, locates the singer in desperate human brokenness, requiring him to move closer to God for strength. Inspired by Brennan Mannings The Signature of Jesus, the albums title track, The Face of Love, became an unabashed anthem of unconditional love.
With The Face of Love, Modern Rock Album of the Year Winners Sanctus Real recognizes change throughout life is hard, even gut-wrenching. Yet it can finally usher empowering expectations. More to the point, death does not get the final word. Love does, and it happens every day, in a child’s birth, in deciding to press on searching for another chance – even in making music with your best friends. This is the hope to start again, and in them are images of love.
ABOUT FEED YOUR FAITH
Feed Your Faith is a ministry started by Maryville resident Mike Williams. The non-profit group brings well-known speakers, authors and performing artists to East Tennessee to help Christians grow in their faith while raising money to help local charities. Past Feed Your Faith Events have raised thousands of dollars for organizations including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Knox Area Rescue Ministries and the Compassion Coalition. Last year, Rick Laney joined Mike Williams as a partner to promote and market the Feed Your Faith events. Most recently, Feed Your Faith brought best-selling author Lee Strobel to Knoxville. Feed Your Faith now partners with Cedar Springs Christian Bookstores, Love 89, Joy 62 and many local churches to extend the reach of this exciting ministry.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF HOPE
The mission of School of Hope is to share God’s love by equipping teenage parents, parents to be, and their children to meet the challenges of life through spiritual, parental, academic, and life skills education in a nurturing, nonjudgmental, loving environment. Students at the School of Hope meet for four hours a day, five days a week, and have to abide by an attendance policy. But the school provides much more than preparation for getting a GED. The School of Hope, a mission of Green Meadow United Methodist Church, helps teenagers develop life skills such as cooking, shopping, banking and parenting as well as eyeing the possibility of furthering their education after earning their GED. The underlying theme of the program is to educate the parents, academically and spiritually, so their children can have a better life. Teen pregnancies are a big factor in having a life of poverty, and The School of Hope is helping teen parents and their new children beat the odds.
For more information, visit www.FeedYourFaith.org