Religion Notes: Christian band’s tour to stop at Spanish River Church

We Are Messengers will play Oct. 27 in Boca. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

We Are Messengers, a Christian rock band originally from Ireland, brings its Power Tour to Spanish River Church, 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The band’s release of its eponymous debut album in 2016 earned members a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.

Darren Mulligan is the lead singer and plays guitar. He’s backed up by his touring mates, Drake Kennedy on bass and synth, Drew Kerxton on drums and Kyle Williams on guitar.

Attendees can expect to hear at least three songs from the debut album: Everything Comes Alive, Magnify and Point to You. In 2019, the band released an EP called Honest, which gave fans the song Maybe It’s Ok. That song was named Breakout Single of the Year at the K-LOVE fan awards. The tour is named for the band’s latest release, the single Power.

Fans of the NBC television show Songland might recognize Williams. His song Getting Started won its episode and was recorded by solo artist Aloe Blacc.

Tickets start at $13 when you purchase a friends-and-family four-pack. General admission is $17 in advance, $20 the day of the show. There are also $35 deluxe tickets that include early entry, the best seats and a preshow Q&A. VIP tickets, $55, include the deluxe benefits plus a meet-and-greet photo op.

For more information, visit For tickets, visit, or call 855-484-1991.

Oktoberfest comes to Boca
Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton will host Oktoberfest 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 in Advent’s school gymnasium. The evening features German food, beer and music. Tickets are $20. There’s also a cash bar. This fundraiser is to benefit the Freedom Challenge Advent Team. Info:

Volunteers sought
Volunteers are needed for the Trunk or Treat event at the Lantana campus of Advent Lutheran Church, 2116 Lantana Road, Lake Worth Beach, from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. Decorate your car’s trunk and stock it with candy for this free event. Email Mark Sloan at


Heroes of Hope honorees

The Place of Hope, which offers faith-based family-style foster care at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus in Boca Raton, will recognize its Angel Moms program leader Kelly Fleming and employees of NCCI Inc. as 2019 Jay DiPietro Heroes of Hope. The awards will be given at the seventh annual Hope Bash Boca at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca W. Drive. The event raises money to support foster children in Palm Beach County and features dinner, dancing, live music and entertainment. Tickets are $300, available at

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