Monday, December 22, 2014

Youth Grow through District Rallies

By Audrey Wilder, Director of Young People’s Ministries

The State College District “Grow On” Youth Rally was held at Faith UMC, Bellefonte, Sunday, November 2. It began with a rousing game of Rock, Paper, Scissors Olympics led by Emily Sliski, Wesley Forest Camp Director.

Members of the Young People’s Ministry Council, Kati and Lidiya, welcomed the 75 attendees to the rally by tossing out T-shirts before some dynamic worship, led by Derek Miller and the Rise Worship Band from Second Avenue UMC, Altoona. They had us clapping, jumping, and making lots of joyful noises for the Lord!

Growth Groups helped students and adult youth leaders alike grow closer to God and one another through conversation and service to the Bellefonte senior community by decorating pumpkins and making cards.

The youth raised $141 for the Bishop’s Partners in Mission through a Dance Challenge by using small change to vote for the best dancers (of three common dances), who were crowned State College District Dance Challenge Prince and Princess. Are you up for the challenge Lewisburg District youth (January 25, 2015) — can you beat the funds raised by the State College District?

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