Over 20 perfect strangers from across the US gathered in a beautiful church in Oak Park for a three day retreat not knowing what to expect.
This is the story of the first UA Retreat.
UA Retreat Story.
When Dave and Justin first started UA, it wasn’t with the grandest vision in the world. They just wanted to have a website that would help resource churches looking for music that fits within the liturgical flow of the service. There wasn’t a lot of music out there, and they found their website was a little scarce in songs!
So, they decided to put on the first ever UA Songwriting retreat in Chicago, Illinois in 2014 to generate songs for the website. They had no idea yet what God had in mind for United Adoration!
Over 20 perfect strangers from across the US gathered in a beautiful church in Oak Park for a three day retreat not knowing what to expect. And frankly, neither did Justin and Dave. It was a grand experiment. Using some prayers, Bible verses, and liturgical elements, the attendees went to work collaborating on writing songs of worship to the Lord.
The three days passed quickly with the sweet presence of God resting over the retreat, and creativity was released. The final moments of that weekend was taking communion together and singing some of the songs we, complete strangers days before, had written together.Dave and Justin knew that they had United Adoration all backwards. It wasn’t about a website at all. It was about the Lord uniting His Church as they worshipped together.
Later on that year, as many attendees as could, came to Fort Wayne, IN and recorded this album, fruit of what God had done those three days.