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Dollywood to Bollywood 2015 – Dinner, Concert & Silent Auction

Dollywood To Bollywood 2015
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Christ Community Church
1215 Hillsboro Rd. Franklin TN

Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of Indian food and live music as we host one final big event before heading to Toronto to train in late February, then on to London to serve the first of March.

Dinner is at 6:00 pm and will include some amazing Indian cuisine. Concert starts at 7:00 and will feature Temple & Brent and some VERY special surprise musical guests.

Admission is FREE and there will be a love offering taken during the show, with all proceeds going to the our missionary support fund. There will also be a silent auction with some awesome goodies to pick up while supporting our efforts to serve in Sothall, London.

This looks to be a very special night for our family and we hope that you will join us. It will be one last chance to support the family and to celebrate with us this new chapter unfolding in our lives. Everyone is welcome, all ages, to this fun family-friendly night of music and food.

Hosted by the World Music Mission and Christ Community Church in Franklin.

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Happy 4th of July! Enjoy a free MP3 From Temple & Brent!

A new Take On An Old Tune

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: We had the privilege of performing at a benefit to raise money for Music City Honor Flights, an organization that sends WWII veterans to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial. In preparation for the day, we worked up an arrangement of the patriotic hymn, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”, moving some chords around and trying to cast the song in a little different light. The result is the song that we recently performed in video on YouTube and have just released on iTunes.

      FREE FOR JULY 4th 2014! ENJOY!!

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SONG FROM iTunes.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FROM AMAZON MP3

Thanks so much!
Temple & Brent Cundall

 

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Here is a video of Temple and Brent performing this tune on YouTube recently:

 

Here is a video using our version of the song that was put together by our friend James Wilson at Relative Productions in Knoxville.

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St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Party / Concert / Silent Auction

Join Us For A St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Celebration

Concert / Party / Silent Auction on Sunday, March 16th – 12:30 p.m.

It’s that time of year again! Pauline and Billy Taaffe have graciously offered to open up their home and host the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Sunday afternoon, March 16th from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

There will be music, food, fun and a bunch of cool stuff available via silent auction. All of the proceeds will go toward helping our family deploy to London in 2014. Last year’s event was a huge success, as we raised over $6,000 and had a big time eating Irish food and playing music with some very special guests.

Everyone is invited, so please help us spread the word!

Here is the low-down on the event:
Date: Sunday, March 16th
Time: 12:30-4:00 p.m. Come on by after church!
Location: The Taaffe’s House – 1046 Holly Tree Gap Rd., Brentwood TN 37027
Cost: Admission is free, but please consider partnering with the ministry on a yearly or monthly basis.

This year there will be a special focus on our need for monthly and yearly partners to help us deploy to Southall later this year. We will be taking time during the event to discuss this need, in hopes of bringing more partners on board. Please prayerfully consider a partnership at any level. We will have all of the information and paperwork needed to get you signed up there at the event.

We hope to see you all there!

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The Power of One Voice

Today, Temple and I had the pleasure performing “The Lord’s Prayer” as part of a special worship service that was put together by Christian artist, singer and writer Steve Green. We performed at the beginning of the service and then listened as Steve led a beautiful worship service, focusing on The Lord’s Prayer.

During his set, Steve sang a beautiful hymn, a cappella. It is hard to describe in words how powerful it was. He sang with clarity and passion, modulating to different keys, and finally ending with a soaring, operatic flourish that left us all breathless. One voice, sung from the heart with skill and passion. It was a very moving experience for all of us, leaving even tough guy middle-aged guys like me tearful.

It reminded me of another time that one voice was the key. Several years ago one of Temple’s grandparents passed away and she was asked to sing at the funeral. She and I planned to do an arrangement of “Beulah Land” that I had written. It is an arrangement that I am proud of, in that I tried to re-cast the song with some really beautiful chords, keeping the melody but putting it against a different harmonic background.

The day of the funeral, I was in Atlanta on business and was going to meet Temple in Southeast Tennessee, where her family is from, for the service. We would perform as a duo and I could share my new arrangement of this beautiful song with Temple’s family, many of whom are musicians and music lovers. I also looked forward to being there for Temple, as it was a very hard day for her. She was close with all of her grandparents.

As I tried to leave Atlanta, the inevitable happened. Traffic. Atlanta Big Time Make You Crazy traffic. I should have expected it, having lived there for several years. I was at a standstill. After clearing Atlanta much later than expected, I drove like a scalded cat through North Georgia, trying to get to the service on time. It did not look like I would make it.

I got there right after the service started. Temple was onstage, on her own.

At the appointed time, she stood up and sang “Beulah Land” a cappella, and it was one of the most moving moments I have ever experienced through music. Her voice, in that funeral home, with her family all there in mourning, carrying that old melody about a wonderful hereafter just un-did me completely. I stood there listening with tears streaming down my face. It was exactly what was needed at that moment, for that family.

And the Spirit was moving through each word that she sang.
My fancy chords and pride would have just gotten in the way of what God needed that moment to be.

I was glad that I was late. She didn’t need me that day. God needed Temple to use a very special gift that He gave her. Her voice and nothing else. It’s amazing how God sometimes uses the simplest things, rather than our crazy constructs and plans, to be the most effective vision of His love.

One voice is all we have, but sometimes it is all that we need.

Brent Cundall
November 2013

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Over $6,000 Raised on St. Patrick’s Day!

On Sunday, March 17th we gathered at the home of Billy and Pauline Taaffe from Brentwood TN and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a house concert and silent auction to raise support and awareness for the ministry . Thanks to the generosity of the Taaffe’s and many others from our home church, Christ Community Church, the evening was a huge support. We raised over $6000 for the ministry and planted the seeds for much growth in our mission to London.

The auction included many art items, donated by local artists and photographers, gift certificates from local businesses, and several autographed books and CDs. There was also an autographed harmonica from harmonica master Buddy Greene, who performed some Irish music and joined us for a rousing version of “Wayfarin’ Stranger”. We were seriously blessed by the generosity of everyone who donated items and by those who bid on items as well. The auction generated over $6000 in one-time donations to the ministry.

It was a very spcial night for us musically as well. Not only did we get to share the stage with Buddy Greene, but we also got to play with songwriter/guitarist Gordon Kennedy. Gordon wrote “Change The World” for Eric Clapton and getting to perform that along with music from the Ricky Skaggs record “Mosaic” (which Gordon wrote and produced) was a career highlight for both Temple and I. We are extremely grateful to these amazing performers for taking the time to come by and support the ministry.

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We had a wonderful time at the event and were so affirmed by the large crowd that showed up and showed their support for our mission to London. It was a very blessed night for our family and our ministry.

St. Patrick’s Day Party / Concert / Silent Auction! Sunday, March 17 – 6:00 p.m.

DATE CHANGE!
We have changed the date of the event so that it is now actually on St. Patrick’s Day!

Please join us on Sunday March 17th for a St. Patrick’s Day Party, featuring a concert and silent auction to raise support for the our missional deployment to London. We will be performing with some special guests and sharing our hearts for missional service.

Come participate in all the St. Patrick’s Day fun, hosted by Irish couple Pauline & Billy Taaffe. There will be food, drinks, music and some amazing items up for silent auction. All in support of the Cundall family’s missional efforts.

Party starts at 6:00 pm and will be held at the Taaffe’s house at 1046 Holly Tree Gap Rd in Brentwood.

Everyone is invited. Spread the word!

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Bluegrass & BBQ 2012

We had a wonderful time on Wednesday, June the 6th, performing as part of Christ Community Church’s Bluegrass & BBQ night. The weather proved a worthy ally and we were able to move the festivities outside, which turned out to be a huge blessing as the temp stayed around 75 and breezy all night.

We were especially blessed to get to share music with some wonderful friends and gifted bluegrass musicians. Our huge thanks goes out the Dave and Jonathan Dillard, Chris Joslin, Sam Farris and Kevin McClung for sharing their gifts and their time. The musical menu included some old bluegrass standards and some brand new acoustic music as well.

Over 150 people sat out in the yard and at picnic tables as we played with the band (Temple singing and I on bass) and also shared some of our duo music. Our duo for the evening became a trio as we were joined by dobro stylist Chris Joslin for a couple of numbers.

It was a very special evening for both Temple and I. A beautiful night of music and fellowship with our church family and some amazingly talented musicians. We can’t ask for much more than that, right?!

Here are some pics from the evening…

 

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A beautiful night on the lawn at CCC.

 

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Temple sings at Bluegrass & BBQ 2012

Thanks To The West Hills Baprist Church Family

On February 22, we had a very special opportunity to perform and share our hearts for missions at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville. This church has a very special place in my heart, as I attended there in high school and was baptized there at the age of 17. We were thrilled to be able to play there, not only for a Wednesday night gathering, but also on the previous Sunday for a large Sunday school class.

It was a blessed time for both Temple and I.

We were blessed by the hospitality and generosity of the folks at WHBC. They welcomed us so warmly at both sharing times that we were immediately put at ease and able to truly share our hearts and our music. The Sunday time was a more intimate affair, with 25-30 folks sitting around in the “old chapel” at WHBC. This chapel was where I had my first introduction to WHBC back in 1983. We were close to the group and able to play without mics or amplification, which was nice and lent an organic feel to the time. Afterwards we talked with several people who really seemed to resonate with the morning’s music and sharing. Then we were asked to come back and lead worship for the children’s group that met in the same space during the regular church time. It was a great time, playing for these beautiful kids and some of their parents, and listening to them sing along with the praise music.

The following Wednesday we returned to Knoxville in the early evening to perform and share in the WHBC Fellowship Hall after the Wednesday night fellowship meal. This time was very special for us, as the audience included many old friends and several family members form East Tennessee. We played and spoke for a little over an hour and we were very pleased with the connections that seemed to be made. Afterwards many people came up to talk with us and their kind words were so greatly appreciated. People said that they really enjoyed the music and were very moved by our talk on the importance of missions and why we are taking our family out on the field.

A huge blessing was bestowed on us after this performance as a good friend and very generous person brought us a large donation to our ministry and pledged to partner with us on a recurring basis. We were floored by his generosity and thrilled to see one of our first big ministry partners coming online. We have a long road ahead to London and the resources needed are considerable, so it was a huge blessing for us to see a step be made down that long road. We are so thankful for this donor stepping up to join our team!

We hope to go back to WHBC again in a few months to follow up on our time there. We are grateful to the church for having and to the church family for their warmth, hospitality and generosity. Thanks so much for having us and we hope to see everyone again soon!

Brent

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Following The Path: West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville – February 22. 2012

On Wednesday, February 22 at 6 p.m., we will be performing music and sharing our hearts for missions at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville TN. This will be a very special night for us, as this church is where I (Brent) attended in high school. I was active in the youth group there in the early 80’s and did my very first mission trip in 1984 to Loop Arizona with s group from WHBC.

Lots of memories for me there. Many of which came back to me in October when Temple and I performed for West Hill’s 50th Anniversary celebration. We had a wonderful time that night, connecting with old friends and playing several selections from our “Songs & Scriptures” EP.

Temple & Brent perform at the WHBC 50th Anniversary Celebration – 2012

The program on the 22nd, “Following The Path: An Evening of Music and Missions”  will be feature music and missional sharing, as we talk about the path we are on to serve the South Asian community of Southall, near London. Dinner at WHBC starts at 5:15 and the program begins at 6:00 p.m.

West Hills Baptist Church
409 N. Winston Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

 

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Chinese New Year 2012 at the Bridge International Fellowship

In Nashville there is a new church plant catering to the Asian community in Nashville called the Bridge International Fellowship. This church, planted by my friend Tim Tan and his wife Phemie, meets at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Green Hills. On January 29th, we had the pleasure of leading worship at this church before their Chinese New Year celebration.

It was a very special time for us as we played and shared our testimony and our vision for missionary service. We talked about the path that God has put us on and our love for the Indian people. We then played the Hindi-spoken song, “Kaise'” which was written by our good friend Nikhil George, who serves at Masih Ghar in Southall. This song is very special to us, as it beautifully illustrates the need for relevant Hindi spoke worship music. This is one area that we hope to serve while in Southall. And we are very much looking forward to working with our friend Nikhil, if, God willing, he is still serving in that area by the time we get there.

The worship set was well received and we had got lots of kind words about our music and our ministry.

Afterwards we got to share in the Chinese New year celebration, which featured a dragon dance, a Chinese choir and a group of youth acrobats. It was a very special Sunday for us as we got to see the beauty of another culture in their music, dance and celebration. It was another piece in the mosaic that God has painted on  earth, and that is illustrated in Revelation, when we read about worship with all of the tongues tribes and people groups. It is a real blessing to see a vision of that happen today.

We want to thank Tim and Bridge Fellowship for inviting us to play and share on this very special day!

Brent Cundall