Dan Harman, pastor, at City Life Church, Baffins describes the joy of music and the upcoming summer events
What I love even more is when music is combined with meaningful lyrics that encourage, uplift and even offer positive guidance in life.
When I think back to when I’ve had some difficult seasons in my life, I’m thankful for certain songs that gave me the courage and hope to keep on keeping on.
I wonder if you can identify songs that did the same for you?
There’s also songs that I associate with really joyful seasons in my life.
My eldest daughter Talia was born while Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns ‘N’ Roses was playing, so that always brings back happy memories.
I wonder what songs do that for you?
Music is undoubtedly very powerful.
One event that offers such an inspirational combination of joyful music and life-giving words is Praise in the Park.
This is an annual city-wide, open air event held on the Baffins Pond Green, just off Tangier Road by a fab park.
The event is free to attend and will be held on Saturday, August 1 from midday until 2.30pm and will be hosted by City Life Church.
Why not come along and enjoy a good afternoon out in the sun at one of Portsmouth’s beautiful locations?
Whether you are a person of faith or not, or simply love music and the great outdoors, you are welcome.
Food and drink will be available from the Baffins Pond Association Compound and there’ll be some inflatable fun for the children as well as a great park.
There are two other events that may interest you music lovers.
Open Heaven is on Sunday, July 12 at 6pm at City Life Church and Worship on the Warrior for 11-18-year-olds from 5.30pm the same day.
Tickets will be needed for the unique dockyard event.
For more information about City Life Church and other events, visit our website myCLC.org.uk.
Alternatively, call (023) 9269 4677 or why not drop in to introduce yourself to a friendly face at 85 Tangier Road, Baffins, Portsmouth, PO3 6JH?
We’d love to hear from you!
n CITY LIFE CHURCH, 85 Tangier Road, Baffins, PO3 6JH.
Sunday services: 10.30am and 6pm
Contact: (023) 9269 4677