Worship program moves indoors

‘United As One’ continues at Capital Events Center, thanks to Isaac’s rains

The Jefferson City-based Christian rock band Almost Taken performs for the crowd during the United As One Christian Festival at the Capital Events Center on Saturday.

The Jefferson City-based Christian rock band Almost Taken performs for the crowd during the United As One Christian Festival at the Capital Events Center on Saturday. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Since October 2003, the “United As One” program has been held on the Capitol’s South Lawn — even in 2008, when there was the “threat of rain and the occasional sprinkle,” this newspaper reported.

This year, it moved indoors because of remnants of Hurricane Isaac moving through Jefferson City.

This year’s concert was staged inside Capital West Christian Church’s Capital Events Center (the former Great Central Lumber Co. complex) at Fairgrounds Road and County Park Drive.

And, although the program itself has changed over the past decade, its main purpose remains “to unify the body of Christ, to bring the different denominations together and just focus on the Gospel,” organizer Steve Meyer said.

Perry Carey, who died in November 2008, was the original organizer of the “United As One — United We Sing” program that featured choirs from more than 30 area churches.

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