The Rise 2020
Welcome to the Roaring 20s! Entering a new decade, we have an excellent opportunity for parents and youth to start the year off in the right way! The annual East Texas Youth Conference, THE RISE, will be January 30th through February 1st at the Belcher Center.
The Rise is a multi-denominational gathering of youth groups from all over East Texas to listen, pray, worship, serve, and play in Christ. We have four sessions at the Belcher Center this year, including a Dart Battle Royale tournament on Saturday afternoon at LeTourneau University. This event is also a mission for us as the nerf guns we bring for Battle Royale will be donated to the LukeStrong Foundation, which serves children with cancer. You can learn more at lukestrong.org.
How does the weekend work?
-The student's registration fee covers admission for Thursday night, Friday night, and all of Saturday.
-Transportation is by church bus
-Meals are included (students are asked to bring individually wrapped snacks to share at FUMC)
-We will have an overnight stay at FUMC for Friday and Saturday nights
-Youth will worship together in late service and will be dismissed at noon.
-Students do not have to attend all sessions or opportunities to participate; however, the cost for the event is the same. Students may leave and return, provided he/she has notified Janice Crane beforehand.
-Dress is casual for all events, including church service, where we will wear our THE RISE t-shirt the students received as part of registration.
-Friday night – a special concert and light show after the session.
-Students are expected to adhere to all THE RISE, Belcher Center, and FUMC youth and FUMC codes of conduct
-Students will participate in a small group discussion at FUMC on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night.
Staying at the church: Students will need to bring a sleeping cot, mattress, linens, sleeping bag; toiletries, towels for showers at church; clothes, shoes; a snack of their choosing to share; bible; journal.
PARENTS: A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU
You may register for at a discounted rate (third balcony seating) and enjoy praise and worship with us, followed by attending a parenting workshop lead by LeTourneau professors, or you may stay and listen to the talented and faithful C. L. Shep Shepherd. Due to tremendous demand, he is a return guest from last year.
YOU MAY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP: PRICE IS $75 AND WILL GO UP JANUARY 24TH.