Grammy Award winner Laura Story to perform at benefit concert for STARS Family Services

  • Laura Story, an author and a Grammy Award winning artist, will perform at a benefit concert for STARS Family Services on Sept. 13.

    Laura Story, an author and a Grammy Award winning artist, will perform at a benefit concert for STARS Family Services on Sept. 13. Courtesy of STARS Family Services

 
Submitted by STARS Family Services
Updated 5/10/2019 11:28 PM

Grammy Award winning artist Laura Story will headline a benefit concert for STARS Family Services, an organization that provides holistic, full-service residential living to adults with intellectual disabilities throughout DuPage County.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton.

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Since the release of her solo debut work in 2008, Story has amassed a Grammy Award, a Billboard Music Award, multiple GMA Dove Awards and an RIAA Gold certification for her massive No. 1 hit "Blessings." In addition, she's also the author of two books, including the latest "When God Doesn't Fix It -- Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without."

Story has recently launched her fifth studio album, "Open Hands."

"We have this picture all the way through the Scriptures of all these great leaders in this process of surrendering everything. What the Lord is asking them is not, 'you need to hold on tighter. You need to manage this better.' What the Lord asks us is to surrender," Story said. "It's about learning to live with open hands, learning to live life in this constant state of saying, 'Lord, my life is yours. My time is yours. My resources are yours. All of this is yours. Do what you will.'"

Audience member and fans are encouraged to donate to the work of STARS Family Services, a 501(c)(3) organization, created to help supply independent, healthy living experiences and related services to adults with intellectual disabilities.

Today, there are 3 individual homes serving up to 15 residents and their families. The first home opened in June of 2011.

Seating is first-come, first served. For more information about the show, visit www.starsfamilyservices.org or call (630) 206-0243.

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