Mosaic MSC, the worship music that carries the culture of Mosaic in Los Angeles, has released their Christmas EP. December features 4 newly recorded songs, with three re-imagined seasonal classics ("It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Little Drummer Boy," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas") and an original ("Wonderful Christmastime"). Here's a listen to "Wonderful Christmastime:"
Mariah McManus stepped into leadership of Mosaic's worship community more than three years ago, leaving a successful career as a writer and artist in the general music space. Before coming to MSC, Mariah wrote songs for Grey's Anatomy and other film and television projects. MSC's popularity and impact has continued to grow as Mariah receives emails and messages from churches everywhere sharing their stories of impact that MSC's songs have had on their congregations.
"On the outside it looks like there's a lot of differences in the way churches approach things, but I just love that music has created a united environment," shares Mariah. "When people hear the songs we're writing, they're so excited about being able to play them at their churches. Knowing that, we write with those people in mind. We're a young band and a young church but we have become passionate about writing songs that all churches and types of people can identify with. What's happened so far is bigger than anything we could do or a marketing team could accomplish. It's about being able to worship Jesus in the way we know how and hoping people resonate with that."
Mosaic MSC has a unique way of painting the musical soundscape of the current culture and vibe of their local congregation creating a sound that is their own. Lead pastor Erwin McManus shares the passion of MSC that is behind this creativity and sound.
"Our hope is that the music of MSC will be like kerosene igniting a fire in the hearts of millions across the world. In the end everything we do is about connecting people to Jesus. We know that worship opens the hearts of those who have closed their hearts to God. We also know that worship causes our hearts to burn brighter and our love for God to grow deeper. We hope that the music of MSC will be a gift to the church and a light to the world."