Those who like gospel music and remember The Campbells are invited to head up Route 1 to the top of the hill Friday, Aug. 5, for a concert by local trio Echoes of Faith. The Summer of Praise concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Echoes of Faith is relatively new, but gospel music fans are familiar with two of its members — Cindy Campbell Frith and her husband Bill Frith of New England’s First Family of Gospel Music, The Campbells. Health concerns of founder Leo Campbell ended The Campbells’ full-time music ministry a few years ago, although the group made an appearance at the All Day Gospel Sing at More To Life Campground in Winthrop in July.

Cindy and Bill have been singing at their home church, Faith Baptist in Newcastle and, joined by their pastor’s wife, Julie O”Donnell, have formed Echoes of Faith. The trio’s name reveals its members’ trust and confidence in God and the fact that their music, while their own, reflects a number of great gospel music groups.

This is the fifth summer Waldoboro Word of Life Church has set up the tent, allowing those who attend different churches or who don’t regularly attend at all to come together in praise and worship. Sunday evening services for several area churches have been taking place at the tent at 6 p.m.; on Aug. 7, Pastor Mark Holden of the Churches of the Nazarene in Union and North Waldoboro will share the message from God’s Word.

As they are under a tent, all events are held, rain or shine. All are welcome to stop by for as long as they are able to stay; bring your own lawn chair (or a cushion) if folding metal chairs are too uncomfortable. The tent now has screens, which has reduced the bug attendance. A goodwill offering will be taken to help cover traveling and other expenses. For more information, call 446-3288.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or