City Grace Church, an emerging Christian Reformed church in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was the location for the release of Ashley Jones’s new CD, Songs About Falling.
Jones leads worship for the church and is also a signed artist with World Vision.
Jones has traveled to Rwanda to promote child sponsorship. She incorporates those experiences in her songs along with her passion and love for God.
Rev. Ben Spalink, pastor of City Grace, a church for urban professionals, says the congregation embraces the arts to be contextually sensitive. A release party like this encourages aspiring artists and benefits the outreach of the church by showing New Yorkers that they care about arts and are willing to support them in different ways, Spalink said.
More than 200 people attended the release concert. “I was absolutely blown away by the crowd. . . . The whole night was just fantastic. It would not have happened without City Grace,” Jones said. “I am so grateful for their support and enthusiasm.”