AU Hosts Opening Night of Convention

Fri, 2012-07-27 08:12 -- univcomm
The North American Convention of the Church of God opened on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m. in Warner Auditorium adjacent to the campus of Anderson University [VIEW THE WEBCAST]. The opening event welcomed nearly 7,000 attendees during the worship celebration hosted by AU. Persons gathered from across the country and around the world to participate in the worship experience which included a symphony orchestra and a 300-voice choir conducted by Mr. Randy Vader of PraiseGathering Music Group, Christian recording artist Sandi Patty, and renown worship leader Don Moen to name a few. Together they presented the worship celebration, "God In Us." Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University, hosted this special celebration.

"We welcomed many guests for this momentous occasion," said Phil Fair, executive producer. In addition to Sandi Patty, the evening featured singers Jay Rouse, Amy Rouse, Marc Clarke, Brian McSee and a 300-voice choir and symphony orchestra conducted by Randy Vader.

"It was a marvelous evening of pageantry, celebration, inspiration for the entire community, and we hope they felt invited to attend," said Fair. "It was a wonderful worship event."

"Don Moen is one of the premiere writers, arrangers and worship leaders in Christian music today, and we were indeed honored to have him in Anderson as a part of this event," said Fair.

Don Moen, Executive Vice-President and Creative Director of Integrity Music served as guest worship leader. Don Moen is well known as a musician, songwriter, singer and worship leader. He has earned critical acclaim and awards for his own musical efforts. Moen is realizing a dream of reaching thousands worldwide with tools to bring them "into the manifest presence of God."

"For many of us", Moen states, "the fact that God chooses to reveal His glory in us and through us comes as a great surprise. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to unravel the mystery of who we are in Christ that we miss the majesty of who He is In us."

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, business, nursing and education.