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Woodlands Music Releases New Album “Awakening”

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Woodlands Music, led by contemporary worship leader Mark Swayze of The Woodlands United Methodist Church (The Woodlands UMC), is celebrating the release of their new album, Awakening, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Along with Mark Swayze, the album features vocalists Josh Price and Alison Broussard, both worship leaders for The Woodlands UMC, in a collection of music inspired by a fervent desire for awakening within the church.

The release will be kicked-off with a listening party at the Album Release Celebration, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. in The Loft Worship Center at The Woodlands UMC. They will be joined by Michael Rafferty, the Church at Woodforest worship leader. Pre-orders for the album are available online at Everyone is invited to attend and help launch the release of Awakening.

Mark Swayze of The Woodlands United Methodist Church and Woodlands Music

“This album speaks into Woodlands Music’s prayer that these songs are able to be used in local churches that have been praying for renewal and awakening,” says Mark Swayze. “Awakening is a momentary expression of what God is doing in our local church.”

Woodlands Music is the culmination of a vision Mark Swayze and the band have for reviving the role of worship music in the The Woodlands UMC. Woodlands Music is “hoping to create a culture and a worship movement within the Methodist people.  We come from a denomination that started its movement with songs. We come from a culture of songwriters and want to begin that again, 250 years later.”




The Woodlands UMC is a 13,000-member congregation located in suburban Houston, Texas. The Woodlands UMC is an evangelical Methodist church offering dynamic Christian programs for all ages, placing special emphasis on discipleship, missions and outreach. The Woodlands UMC also runs an accredited preschool and a private elementary school. Their mission is to “Win people to Jesus Christ, disciple them in faith, and help those in need.” Learn more at