2013 has been an abundantly blessed year for Jacob's Well. On Friday, December 6, we'll have acoustic / contemporary soloist and guitarist Ben Horrevoets from Wallkill, NY for the first time. Doors will open at 7 pm, with live music starting at 7:30 pm. As always, admission and refreshments are free. Dress is casual. The facility is handicapped-accessible.
If you're using Mapquest or GPS, use "3 Elm Street, Vernon CT 06066" as your destination. If you've never been to Jacob's Well, here are some comments we've received in recent months:
"I've been doing the coffeehouse circuit across New England for nine years, and Jacob's Well is my favorite venue. It's also the only coffeehouse that consistently shares a gospel message and invitation. I find that refreshing!"
"This storefront coffeehouse is awesome. Very alive. I love the outreach and the preaching!"
"It was my 48th birthday when I went to your coffeehouse free of charge...to my delight, the evening was amusing and full of joy. Talent went through the setting and into the street. I tell you, you're Jacob's Well is worth all the time and effort. Thank you!"
"Jacob's Well is one of the best Christian coffeehouses I've been to. The historic storefront venue is great, the crowd is attentive and engaged, and the Good News is preached more clearly than at any coffeehouse I've been to in years."
"I was at the concert last night at Jacob's Well Coffeehouse and looked you up here (on the internet). Very interesting company you have and the Coffeehouse is wonderful. I just put all the upcoming dates in my book. I'd never been in the Sanctuary of Union Church, it is a lovely place, great architecture... I remember my boy went to a JesusFest, which must have been six years ago by now...I felt like I was in Vermont which had places like Jacob's Well. So thanks a lot, it was a very wonderful evening, glad there are places like this here."
"This Testimonies band was/is absolutely outstanding! The sound equipment was excellent! The audience was enthusiastic!Arno's Lord's Prayer still resonates in our hearts! And the salvations were miraculous!"
"Dear Drew: I truly enjoyed being at Jacob's Well and ministering last night. You have a great thing going there. God has blessed the ministry profoundly. People were so wonderful. Everyone gave me great encouragement and exhortation afterwards (and I sold some CDs)! Thanks for all your help and coordination, and I loved the gift thing you did - very appropriate for Christmas."
"Jacob's Well is one of the best and most lively Christian coffeehouses I visit."
"Dear Drew: Last evening I not only enjoyed some of the most beautiful music of my life, but I do believe that I began my true life. I was one of the people that God spoke to, through you last evening. Both my husband and I prayed for Jesus' salvation. It was amazing! I felt something so strong, it had a physical sensation. I think maybe it was the warmth of God's love, his actual presence in and all around me. It was freaky, so intense, and SOOOOO awesome! I had hoped to speak with you, and ask "what now?!" but wow, what a crowd, and I was too emotional to try and introduce myself. Still, tonight I am wondering if maybe you might have some advice or suggestions for my husband and I. I plan to contact my friends Fran and Becky to tell them of this wonderful news. I have known them (through my late mother) for many years. I think they'll be pretty pumped!
Jesus was using all of you to reach me (us). I can't believe my husband has taken this step too. I have felt a call, and a need for something more, but we never talked to each other about it. Wow. That's all I can say. Thank you again for being a partner in my transformation. You are a gift from God himself."
Please join us, and pray for more good fruit from our next coffeehouse!
Drew Crandall, Director Jacob's Well Christian Coffeehouse
Held at: Bev's Corner Drop-In Center Union Congregational Church 3 Elm Street Rockville, CT 06066