Gospel music and motivational messages at the Crowley Centre every Saturday in March

Egbert GAYE

And, as the ice melts and the temperature becomes tolerable, gospel music flows into Montreal as a soothing stream of inspiration throughout the month of March.

PERPETUAL PRAISE MINISTRIES presents March Movement Reloaded, a four-part series of concerts and workshops offering Montrealers an opportunity to renew, recapture and reawaken their love of Gospel music.
The events, which will take place at the Crowley Arts Centre in NDG every Saturday in March between 11AM and 6PM, feature a dynamic line up of recording artists and popular guest speakers from the United States and Toronto.
Among those bringing a powerful message of unconditional love and individual growth will be the popular minister and author Jeremy Anderson.
The Texas-born minister and author now serves as an Elder as well as the Young Adult Outreach Team Leader at Madison Mission’s SDA Church.
His life story included an extended period of sexual promiscuity, drugs addiction, drug dealing, alcohol abuse, violence, and all that comes with living without Christ.
Today, he travels the world preaching a message of spiritual regeneration and is the author of three books: “From Prodigal to Prodigy” an autobiography and story of redemption, “POWER Apps” is a daily devotional for young adults and “Self-Destruction.”
He will be here on March 7.
Joining Anderson for the opening session in this month’s slate of activities will be Ottawa-born Sheldon Neil, an international speaker and ordained minister with the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith.
Neil also carved out a sterling career in journalism as a reporter for CBC News production staff and on-air contributor on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. He is also a recording artist signed to Redeeming Music Label. His recently released album, Y-Evolution is being well received.
Shaina Sammone will also be here on March 7.
She is an innovative composer who says she is driven by her faith and belief in endless possibilities. And unwrapping her gift of music is truly like a timeless blessing. Last May, she released her Single “Because I Love You” and her debut album “I Am Ready” was released August 14th, 2014.
On March 14th For The Master and Lola R. Moore, two highly entertaining acts will be the featured performers.
For the Master brings together a group of Toronto musicians under the direction of Tim Ball and Ryan Robinson, and they have been inspiring audience since 2011.

Lola Renee Moore was born and raised as a “church girl” in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She earned her B.A. of Religion at Sierra University in Riverside, California, and a Master of Divinity at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Over the years she has been serving in Ministry in various capacities, including as a Hospital Chaplain and as a Pastor.
Along the way, she says she has “recorded and made available three songs that God laid on my heart in my very first EP called, “Believe””
Then the Gospel series continues on March 21, with appearances by Ronnie Vanderhorst who is an author of seven books from Washington DC and Shawn Cotterell & The Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir of Toronto.
On the closing weekend on March 28, audiences will revel in the music and words of inspiration from Colorado Spring’s Pastor Melvyn Warfield and Montreal’s always-exciting Perpetual Praise and Ottawa-based Prosper/GPM.
Organizers of MARCH MOVEMENT: RELOADED promise that in addition to the many moments of inspiration the event will be colored by lots of gifts and prizes and fun every Saturday.
For more info. text 514.963.7677 or log on to Facebook and search MARCH MOVEMENT or visit www.ppmmontreal.org.