PRINCETON — Marcia Lambert is looking foward to a night of worship and community Saturday evening at the third annual "For His Children" concert at Princeton Community High School.
Lambert, The Isaiah 1:17 Project founder and executive director, said the concert is the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, but it's really about coming together to celebrate what God is doing.
This year's event will feature Ryan Stevenson and special guest Cochren & Co. Stevenson has performed prior to this year for the fundraiser, and Lambert said there was no question they'd like him to return.
"We loved his message," she said. "We loved how it felt more like a night of worship and it wasn’t a show."
Lambert said after the first year Stevenson performed, there were audience members who walked away hearing the gospel and music that impacted their lives.
Michael Cochren, an Indiana native, is "phenomenal," Lambert said.
"He carries a heart of worship as well," she said.
The concert takes place in the PCHS auditorium, and Lambert said it offers an intimate setting for attendees. She said the venue is great and the sound and tech workers do a good job each year.
"It’s never been a high school-style concert," she said. "It’s really just been like, 'wow, this is amazing.' It’s like the Ford Center, but a lot smaller."
This year Lambert said the event will not only focus on The Isaiah 1:17 Project, but foster care in general. There will be other nonprofits present at the event to answer questions and talk about the work they do.
Lambert said even if Isaiah 1:17 Project isn't the direction they want to put their volunteerism toward, there are other options. They could find organizations that help with respite care or make meals.
The event is focused not on what an individual is doing, but on what God is doing.
"That’s our common goal with this concert," she said. "It’s just community."
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the event and all seating is general admission, so arriving early will offer a better chance at attendees choosing the seats they prefer. They can also visit the other nonprofit booths at that time.
This year there will be a "fill the trailer" aspect to the event, as attendees help with donations to The Isaiah 1:17 Project. All donation items can be found online at http://theisaiah117project.com. Those who make a donation will receive a ticket for a chance at a prize.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at www.itickets.com/forhischildren and will also be available for purchase at the door. All tickets are $25.
Lambert said there are around 950 tickets available and only a little over 200 have been sold, but she doesn't worry about that too much because there are usually a good amount of tickets sold at the door.
"It’s our biggest fundraiser," she said, "but it's also just a time to come together as a community and worship and celebrate what God is doing."
If You Go:
What: The Isaiah 1:17 Project "For His Children" concert
When: 6 p.m. July 27
Where: Princeton Community High School auditorium
Cost: $25 per ticket