WHAT'S THE COST BREAKDOWN FOR THE EVENT?
- Venue Fees (grounds staff, permit, labor fee, other misc. fees: $2,170
- Security - $2,200
- Audio Equipment Rental: (console, system/band & choir inputs, house speakers, towers, monitor speaker, etc.) - $4,075
-Staging Equipment Rental: $1500
- Backing tracks, charts, Planning Center Access, etc.: $500
-Audio Tech: $1500
-2 event videographers (shoot/edit event footage): $700
- Band (music director, keys 1, aux keys, bassist, 2 electric, drums, choir director - 13 total vocal rehearsals/4 band rehearsals & prep leading up to event): $6,000
- Advertising: $1,200
- Spoken Word, Dance Company, art director, and other personnel: $2,500
- Logo Design: $400
- Web Design/ticketing functionality/regular updates (discounted 60%): $1000
-Event Streaming team (discounted 50%): $500
-GoFund Me video shoot/editing (discounted): $55
- Event volunteer appreciation dinner: $700
Total Cost for the Unified Event - $25,000
WHAT IS UNIFIED?
A Columbus city-wide music event with a goal of amplifying our unity as followers of Jesus and celebrating our differences, while promoting racial healing. This event will incorporate worship, prayer, spoken word, and dance and will take place on 9/19/20 @ 4PM on the lawn of the Capitol Building (West Plaza).
*COVID a concern? No worries. Public health, wearing masks, and social distancing is top of mind for us and we are fully prepared (as 9/19 approaches) to make adjustments to the event date, should there be a need.
HOW DID IT COME ABOUT?
Hi, my name is Natalia Chase and I’m a long-time worship leader from Columbus, OH. My dad is black and my mom is white; they were married in the 1970’s and I’ve seen how racial differences can polarize or unify us—my parents chose the latter and their faith is Jesus has been the glue that has “unified” them some 43 years later. Because of this, I’ve developed a passion for diversity, celebrating our differences, and really learning how to be “different- together”.
With the recent painful events surrounding the killings of black men and women, God has impressed on me, and so many of you, the need for true and lasting healing in our country. I’ve developed a deep conviction that God is asking the Church to lead the way. And, I am convinced that there is nothing more powerful than the love of Jesus to heal our racial divides.
And so, this event was birthed to take part in God’s purposes in the Church rising up, unifying as followers of Christ, celebrating our diversity as different functioning members God’s family, while using our ONE voice to bring about change.
Romans 15:5 -7 says, “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."
With that in mind, we are excited to embark on this journey and want to invite you to be a part of bringing this city-wide event from concept to creation. Here's how…
We've set a goal of raising $25,000. Please prayerfully consider investing an amount that works for you and we'll keep you posted with event updates along the way. We look forward to partnering with you to help bring Christ-centered racial healing to Columbus!
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