Raise it Up!
When & Where: 10 am - 5 pm
March 3 at St Teresa, Brewer
March 4 at Most Holy Trinity, Saco
For: Middle School youth (Grades 6-8) and their parents
Why: An opportunity for younger adolescents and their parents to gather with peers of the diocese to:
• celebrate faith and the gifts they bring to the Church,
• call them to a greater awareness of God’s presence and action in their lives,
• encourage their active participation in the life and mission of the Church, in and through their parish communities.
• nurture and encourage parents of middle-schoolers in their role as parents through the changing tides of adolescence.
Cost: $30 pp - includes lunch and T-shirt; $20 parent fee - includes lunch
APeX Ministries (aka Gene and Brad) is an internationally known comedy duo based out of Brooklyn, NY, and Aurora , CO. Since 1996, they have traveled North America using a style they define as Christian Vaudeville. This includes death-defying juggling, sketch comedy, and personal testimony. In other words, they are evangelists, they throw things at each other, and they are funny. Gene hopes one day to compete in the Olympics as a solo synchronized swimmer. Brad is very strong! Check them out on YouTube
Gene will facilitate the parent-only session "What Were You Thinking?" focusing on the unique emotional state of adolescents, how the teenage brain works, how it impacts their choices, and what we can do to help them create the habit of virtuous choices.
APeX Ministries will have T-shirts and family buttons available for purchase at both rally sites.
Registration Deadline: noon Monday, February 19
YOUTH MINISTERS: Click for "Registration How To"
Downloadable Forms and Promo
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