Faith briefs for Feb. 1

Free Concert by AGAPE Wednesday at First Lutheran Church

The public is invited to a concert at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary at First Lutheran Church (100 Church St.) in Marshall. AGAPE is a hip hop artist who combines dancing, rap and storytelling to spread the message of God’s love through Christ. He has been touring full time for more than 10 years performing for hundreds of thousands of youth across the U.S., and in eight countries.

He has recorded six CDs and has recorded with producer Ant (Atmosphere, Brother Ali) as well as Chris Brown’s producer, Ra Charm.

More recently he founded a youth-led worship service called AMP (All Metro Praise) which attracts hundreds of youth across the metro area each month. In 2009, he received the Tom Hunstad Award for excellence in youth ministry and his contribution to the lives of young people. His ministry was also recently featured in an ABC affiliated documentary titled “Peace of Bread” about food insecurity in America.

For further information, contact the church office at First Lutheran at 532-2429. A free-will offering will be taken to go toward world hunger and the 100 Wells Project.

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