The music duo, Dust and Ashes, is coming to Kingston Springs United Methodist Church September 15. They will lead the 10:25 worship on and then they will offer an open concert at 5 pm in the sanctuary. The afternoon concert is their only middle Tennessee concert on this tour. All are invited to enjoy the music and worship.
Dust and Ashes has a long history of music ministry. Their wide range of music includes songs based on personal experiences, scripture, and songs that tell stories to help us understand God’s dreams for the world and God’s will for our lives. Using guitars and keyboard, Dust and Ashes sing about the importance of a life of personal devotion to God as well as a life that is committed to helping bring justice and peace to the earth.
Tom Page, an ordained United Methodist minister, began Dust and Ashes at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. Originally, Dust and Ashes were staff members of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship and began their full-time national ministry there. Today the other half of the duo is Tom’s wife, MaryLou Troutman, and together they continue in full-time ministry, taking their music to local churches, national church events, prisons, radio and television. Dust and Ashes spend most of their time in ministry with local churches of all sizes, leading worship and /or singing in concert. Drawing on music from the fields of Christian, folk, country and pop, they also continue to write much of their own music and have composed several songs for audio and video projects of The United Methodist Church.
Pastor Terry Carty says, “I have known Tom and Mary Lou for a long time and was in ministry with them at Calvary UMC in Nashville. They sing about Christian faith – both the importance of a life of personal devotion to God and of a life committed to helping bring justice and peace to the earth. Tom and Mary Lou believe that when the music has ended the most important work begins: building loving relationships among people.”
Kingston Springs United Methodist Church is located at 368 North Main Street, Kingston Springs 37082.