Columbus First UMC men plan concert to strengthen community


Rush of Fools will headline the fourth annual fall concert series sponsored by the United Methodist Men of Columbus First United Methodist Church.


Joining Rush of Fools on Aug. 12 at the Trotter Convention Center will be Columbus’ own Plea 33.

The UM Men have sponsored the event since 2003 as a community-building, interdenominational music event. In the past, it has featured Kim Hill, Todd Agnew, Big Daddy Weave and Caedmon’s Call.


First UMC has for the first time enlisted the help of other downtown and area churches to become sponsors. Central UMC, First Baptist Church, Mount Vernon Church, First Assembly of God, Evangel Church and Annunciation Catholic Church have all agreed to participate by purchasing blocks of tickets and making them available for their membership and the public. This goal is to encourage church members to be in union with other Christians through music and fellowship. Many churches also offer tickets to visitors as a sign of appreciation for their visiting. Youth groups are also making plans for that evening’s concert and inviting many friends to come along.


“Nothing But Nets” will be featured with a love offering being accepted for it. NBN is a grassroots campaign against the spread of malaria in Africa. It was founded by The United Methodist Church among others. 


Any church or youth group interested in attending the concert may contact Andy Tentoni at 662-352-1844. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5:45 pm.