All fifth- through ninth-grade Minnesota United Methodist youth are invited to “The Event,” a weekend retreat! The theme of this year’s gathering is “You are not a rubber chicken.” (Unlike a rubber chicken, you were created on purpose for a purpose as a child of God!) As you might imagine, a rubber chicken will make many appearances at the gathering.
This is an opportunity to connect with hundreds of other United Methodist youth, play crazy games, rock out to an awesome concert, learn about your purpose, enjoy free time in the pool or doing other things with new friends, and compete with your crew to win the Golden Rubber Chicken Award.
The Event 2018 will feature:
- Youth Ministry Team Co-Chair Sami Tierney helping youth understand their value and worth, and recognizing God’s call on their lives.
- Boiling Point band, whose music harnesses the fun, exciting parts of life, but is not afraid to explore the deeply challenging times we all face
- Color crew competitions for smaller groups to complete together
- A lip sync battle
- YOU! Gather with more than 300 teens, youth leaders, and youth group volunteers to have fun and encounter God together!