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U2 Christmas Starts Strong

We just had our largest non-holiday weekend ever at Granger with 7,508 in attendance for the launch of the U2 Christmas series. Some key highlights...

  • The service started with a vocal prelude featuring Lisa Vukmirovich singing U2's "New Year's Day."
  • Over 1,200 kids sang Christmas songs from the stage throughout the weekend.
  • A 70-voice adult choir backed up Dan Vukmirovich singing the U2 classic "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."
  • A heart-shaped thrust stage "runway" protruded into the middle of the room.
  • The Bono trailer was shown to encourage the crowd to return for the rest of the series.
  • Mark Beeson gave a compelling Christmas message telling the story of Jonah. Yep, that's right, Jonah! He also played a 2-minute portion of an interview with Bono talking about caring for the poor.

For the next 7 days, you can view the entire service on video here.