Sylvania First Church Welcomes Kerry Patrick Clark for Free Christmas Concert
Sylvania — Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., across from Plummer Pool, will present Kerry Patrick Clark in concert on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.
Clark is a former New Christy Minstrel, a chart-topping folk, Americana and Christian musician, and a recording artist who appears on tour nationally. He is releasing his long-anticipated eighth album, The Heart of Christmas, a poignant and heartwarming collection of mostly original songs with some new twists on favorite classics and even the live recording of his very own spoken word poetry.
To be clear, love is the heart of Christmas, but Clark’s songs grapple with issues of war and loss alongside the Christian themes of miracles and faith. He also pays homage to what might be the most treasured and reviled dessert in history: the fruitcake. And, as an added bonus for anyone who has not had the pleasure of experiencing Kerry perform live, he includes a humorous rant against holiday consumerism. The Heart of Christmas is just that: filled with heart. It makes room for a broad range of conflicting emotions and ultimately leads us back to the reason we celebrate: love.
Sylvania First United Methodist Church is a United Methodist community serving with Christian love. For more information on Sylvania First’s mission and outreach programs, visit www.sylvaniafirst.org or call the church office at 419-882-2205.