An evening filled with worship and music is planned at the Earle Theatre this weekend.
On Saturday, Refuge Worship will host the “I Stand Conference.” The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20 at the door.
According to Dana Temperle, a vocalist for Refuge, said the group is flying in a well known contemporary Christian music artist Adam Cappa to perform as the worship leader.
Cappa, who is originally from Indiana, is known for his 2012 album The Rescue.
Temperle said the Refuge band, which recently recorded its first Christian music album in Nashville, will likely play at least one song at Saturday’s concert.
“This event is about the church of Mount Airy,” remarked Temperle. “It’s about everybody coming together in the community.”
The event will include speakers, such as Refuge members Bobby, Andrew and Bobby Joe Bullins, and Temperle said the message will regard the evils the area faces.
”There are many social issues coming against our city and state,” said Temperle, before mentioning an “attack on Christians.”
She said religion can play a key roll in helping to stymie the effects of drug use, crime, suicide, the destruction of the family and other issues in society.
“We need to battle these spiritually,” remarked Temperle. “Satan is out to steal and destroy — to destroy the church. Some people don’t even want to be a part of the church anymore.”
“Satan cannot have a foot here. These issues are serious.”
The majority of ticket sale proceeds will go toward covering the costs of the event, such as the rental of the theater and paying Cappa’s travel expenses. However, Temperle indicated any profits will be given to a charity.
Temperle also mentioned a group discount is available. Groups of 10 or more people will be charged only $15 per person.
Those who would like to purchase tickets prior to the day of the event may call 786-7998. For more information call 582-2188.
Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.