FUMC Stop Hunger Now final rehearsal

Here is a beautiful picture (taken by Alice Carpenter) of last night’s final rehearsal for the FUMC Stop Hunger Now benefit concert. Join us tonight, Friday March 30th, at 7 pm in this gorgeous sanctuary for a night of music, all for a worthy cause! See you there!

Final rehearsal for Julie Bernstein's Stop Hunger Now concert at FUMC

The night before the Stop Hunger Now benefit concert…

Tomorrow is Friday, March 30th, 2012… which means it’s almost time for Julie’s First United Methodist Church Stop Hunger Now benefit concert! Please join us for this wonderful event, featuring music from Julie’s debut album “Out of the Deep,” as well as new songs. All donations go to help Stop Hunger Now, and every little bit helps. We’ll see you at the concert!


Rehearsal pictures for Stop Hunger Now concert

Rehearsals are going well for my next concert (this Friday!). I am so excited to be bringing two new songs into the mix: “Help Me” and “Fire in the Night.” The song “Help Me” was inspired by Psalm 91. Justin Walton’s harmony vocals provide the perfect balance in both nuance and dissonance in the repeated ‘answer’ of the chorus where we sing over and over the name of Jesus. The song “Fire in the Night” refers to God revealing himself as the pillar of fire (as he did with the Israelites while leaving Egypt) in the dark of night and how he leads us when we find ourselves in the deep dark of night, or darkness of soul. Sometimes we even feel him calling to us in the literal ‘middle of the night!’ I respond in the chorus with these words: Fire in the night, here I come.

I am looking forward to sharing this music with everyone at the concert! Here are some pictures from a recent rehearsal. Read More...

New song “Help Me” debuting at March 30th concert

I am so glad to be bringing a new song into the mix at this next concert at First United Methodist Church (March 30th, 2012). The name of the song is called “Help Me” and is based on Psalm 91. This song was written while I was praying a very simple yet heart felt prayer that went like this: “HELP.” In fact, the words for the song are taken almost word for word from a journal entry during that prayer time.

I did this song with my worship team for the first time a couple weeks ago and a good friend of mine said that this song is the most like ‘me’ out of the other songs I’ve written.

Also, I realize that the music behind the speaking in the video might be too much … too confusing. But when we ‘tried it out,’ we were amazed that my casual talking about the song lined up exactly with what the song was saying moment to moment. Have a listen! Read More...

Video for Julie’s March 30th 2012 concert

I would like to personally invite you to my next concert which is being held on Friday, March 30th, 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Charlottesville, VA. This concert is a benefit supporting the church’s Stop Hunger Now event. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization whose main mission is to end hunger in our lifetime. FUMC is hosting a food packing event on Saturday, April 7th. The funds raised at this concert will go directly to packaging the meals at their event.


New Benefit Concert Announced for March 2012!

Julie will be performing a benefit concert at First United Methodist Church on Friday, March 30th, at 7:00 pm. This admission-free concert benefits the FUMC Stop Hunger Now event, and donations will be accepted. It will take place in their newly renovated sanctuary, which is a gorgeous location to see Julie perform! Please join us for a night of beautiful music, all for a great cause.

First United Methodist Church
101 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902