“There is strength in numbers. We’ve all heard that phrase and there is much truth to it. It speaks of many people putting their hands together for the work at hand, and the result is that much gets done. It speaks of unity, harmony and agreement. That is what WeROne means to me,” explained Fidel Gomez, pastor of Calvary Chapel Hollywood. “It’s a group of people that, although they may be very different, are willing to put aside differences that there might be unity and harmony.”
On Saturday, November 19, the WeROne Music Festival will present its inaugural full-day event hosted by Chris Cruz, in the downtown Hollywood Arts Park, where US-1 meets Hollywood Blvd.,with the vision and purpose to unite the South Florida community by bringing businesses, churches, city leaders and professional athletes together for a day of unity.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will finish at 10 p.m., and will be a day filled with fun for the whole family.
Pastor Fidel Gomez said, “WeROne is a united effort of a group of people that are very different, yet very united that the city of Hollywood might be reached for the Gospel’s sake. WeROne will be an outreach that is used by the Lord in a variety of ways. There will be food, music, Bible teachings, children’s events, ministry booths and much more. I love the variety in which our God works. All of this activity is that people might be pointed to the cross of Jesus.”
The day’s events
Experience the WeROne Kidz Zone, sponsored by 4KIDS of South Florida, with bounce houses, rock climbing walls, games and more. Bring your blanket and an appetite to enjoy all the food vendors, and if you life, bring a camera because there will be a 35ft Christmas tree and that will make a great Christmas family picture. Join a chess tournament, and Youth for Christ Catalyst Hip Hop Ministry will host their WeROne Jam starting at 3 p.m. Both of these events will have cash prizes up to $500.
Musical artists will feature Josh Bramos, musical artist and worship pastor at Victory Life Church in Plantation; worship teams from Calvary Chapel Hollywood and Calvary Chapel Pompano Beach; DJ Mr. E, known for his high energy music in a Christ-centered environment; Miami natives Nak Daniels and Sean Olivera; also appearing will be Threat and Destiny Rayne.
Hear encouraging gospel messages throughout the day from local pastors such as Fidel Gomez, of Calvary Chapel Hollywod; John Houmes, of New City Fellowship, Andre Carrero, of the 180 Project; Brian Burkholder, from Hollywood Community Church; David Rosa, of Cruciform Church, Larry Lacy, from The Answer Church, and Ken Kerrigan, of Calvary Chapel Pompano Beach as well as Alex Duenas, Jerry Vega and Terrance Douglas.
How it began
Producer of the WEROne Music Festival, Andres Carrero, said “This all started with a heart for the broken and lost in downtown Hollywood. We began to have Bible studies during food truck nights on Mondays and now it has turned into something way bigger than we have ever imagined. In August we had our two-year anniversary of the Monday night outreach, which has grown into a monthly event called Church In The Park, hosted by a number of many local pastors in the Hollywood community. This has all led up to the all day WeROne Music Festival filled with music, food and art vendors. And we are so excited to see what God is going to do.”
According to Pastor Gomez, “WeROne will be an outreach that touches the lives of many, many people. I am so looking forward to being a part of it because I am confident that, because of WeROne, the population of heaven will have increased. It is a tool that Almighty God will use to draw many to a saving knowledge of the King of Kings.”
The Apostle Peter tells us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
To learn more, visit www.weronemusicfest.com.