EduNations Benefit Concert | Memorial Park Church

EduNations Benefit Concert

Memorial Park Church presents the

5th Annual EduNations Benefit Concert

Join us on December 14 for an evening of music that will make a difference! Each year, Memorial park Church hosts the EduNations Christmas benefit concert in December to support the students in Sierra Leone. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) and is free of charge with a goodwill offering taken at the door. We hope you will join us as we welcome Christian singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega! Plus, join us for our first ever Festive Hour! Enjoy tasty treats, bid on raffle baskets, and listen to a special opening performance by singer/songwriter Matthew Montgomery. 

About EduNations

Find out more about EduNations and their work in Sierra Leone


Are you able to bake cookies or sign up to help during the show? See our volunteer opportunities!

About the Artist

Read more about this year's artist, Fernando Ortega


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Celebrate the Season with the First Annual Festive Hour!

Every wonder why doors open an hour early at concerts? Not only to make sure everyone finds a seat, but also to celebrate together! This year, we’re bringing you Festive Hour: an hour of food, fun, raffles, and more!

Join us at 6:00 pm. for this Christmas-themed hour before Fernando Ortega begins his performance at 7:00 p.m. What are we doing at Festive Hour? We’re so glad you asked!

Free appetizers! Homemade, tasty treats will be served in the Café area of Memorial Park Church, just outside of the Sanctuary. Grab a snack as you browse our Student Sponsorship Tree!

The Student Sponsorship Tree is filled with ornaments featuring our students in Sierra Leone. Take a look at the faces of the children we serve every day! Simply choose a student you’d like to sponsor. All it takes is a generous donation of less than $1 a day!

We’ll also be holding a gift basket raffle: Penguins tickets anyone? Bid on our It’s a Hockey Night basket! We’ll also have a Date Night basket—a perfect romantic evening for the holiday season—or you can big on our Gift Card Frenzy basket, filled with gift cards from all your favorite stores! Or you can bid to win one of two baskets filled with handmade items directly from Sierra Leone. And these are just a few of the prizes offered during Festive Hour!

Plus, you’ll be able to hear from singer/songwriter Matthew Montgomery as he performs prior to the show. Matthew will play songs from his new release, “Simple Words.” He was a great addition to the Memorial Park staff as an intern in 2017 before heading to Nashville. His love of the Lord and the Psalms will inspire you to do the Glory of God. He brings his Keagy-esque style music to the show this year for a festive opening set!

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays with us at the first ever Festive Hour. See you at 6:00 p.m.!

Volunteer at the EduNations Benefit Concert

The EduNations Benefit Concert wouldn't be anywhere without the countless volunteers that help with donations, ushering, and baking all of the delicious goodies we serve at the concert! Are you interested in helping out this year? Find out more about the available volunteer opportunities below and sign up today!
Each year, a handful of volunteers help greet and seat guests, assist with merchandise sales, and serve at the Cafe. We are recruiting 12 volunteers to help out this year. Sign up to help on Friday, December 14!

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What would the EduNations concert be without the tasty baked goods? Help us by volunteering to bake a batch or two of cookies or other tasty treats!

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About the Artist

This year’s featured artist, Fernando Ortega, is a deeply gifted singer-songwriter whose music encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass, Celtic, classical and Latin American. Also known for penning the original radio hits This Good Day and Jesus, King of Angels, Ortega is most notably known for his famous renditions of classic hymns such as Jesus Lover of My Soul, Be Thou My Vision, and Give Me Jesus, a song that is beloved worldwide. He came out with his most recent album, The Crucifixion of Jesus, in 2017. Ortega will play songs from his current album, as well as old favorites during this evening of music.

Visit Fernando Ortega's website