Youth Rally 2013
I hope you are well, 2013 has taken off running for me (I had a new baby in October). So I find myself scrambling a little, nonetheless it is time to be thinking about the Annual Mountain Ave. Weekend of Service and Praise. (aka Youth Rally) You may find all the information on the weekend, plus registration at www.ma-coc.org. If you plan on attending please fill out the attached form and return it to Mountain Ave or register online by March 20th.
This year to control costs we will only order enough T-shirts to guarantee a shirt for teens who are pre-registered. Of course as always we encourage students who can come to join us even if they are not pre-registered. It is just helpful to have an idea of the number of students coming so we can be better prepared.
The cost for adult sponsors and teens $10 and will cover their meals, t-shirt, performance and supplies for the weekend. Housing will be in homes of the church members in our area. Payment will be due at the time of arrival (or before). If there are teens who are unable to pay, please contact me as there are several scholarships available. We do not want cost to play any factor in the teens' attendance.
Our theme for this year is "Share Jesus" from Matthew 28:16-20. We are so excited about our speaker â€“ Dave Wasson who has been involved with Kairos ministries in church planting. He has first-hand knowledge about the struggles we face to spread the gospel to an increasingly hostile world. He is currently working on a degree in ministry at Fuller Seminary, while continuing to Share Jesus in Phoenix. I am looking forward to a weekend spent equiping our teens to Share the Good News.
The weekend will start Friday evening, April 5th, with registration beginning at 6 p.m. We will kick the night off with worship and a lesson at 7 p.m. There will be lessons, worship, and fun Saturday, including a performance from some of our local teens. The teens will also get a chance to serve others during our time of service on Saturday afternoon.
Again this year due to insurance policies ALL teens attending the youth rally will need to bring a signed Activity Participation Agreement. While I dislike having to require this, we can not allow a teen who does not have a signed form to participate in the service activities or be housed by our congregation members. If you have any questions about this please call me.
If you know that your teens will be attending and you will have your church van; we will need some extra vans for our service project and I would appreciate knowing if yours is available. If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to call Jody Nowak in the church office at (520) 795-7578 or Jessica Knapp at (520) 743-1739.