“Music is such a powerful thing and we have the ability to reach people through song,” said Scott Harland.
Scott is a member of The Salvation Army Church in Smiths Falls and plays the drums in a Christian blues band called ‘In Hard Times’. The three other band members are from the local Bethel Pentecostal Church.
Every Sunday evening in the summer, individuals and bands from different churches in the area gather to worship through music in a downtown park near the water tower on the river in Smiths Falls. The band ‘In Hard Times’ plays one of those Sundays each summer.
“We want to reach people where they are and a lot of people really look forward to it each week,” said Scott. “We don’t do a lot of planning; we just let the spirit do its thing. It’s interesting to see people play songs in their own way and to see what God is going to do with it.”
About 50 to 60 people gather in the park to listen to the music each Sunday. There is a boat launch on the river and many people walking around in the summertime.
“We are all worshipping one God. It doesn’t matter what denomination you are from. There is a sense of unity and we’re there serving one God as one body,” he said.
For more information contact, The Salvation Army Church in Smiths Falls at 613-283-3563.