Something exciting is happening within our Student Ministry!!!

Get ready, it's going to be HUGE!!!!

(Try reading that line again and imagine me doing my best Donald impersonation)

Our plan is to begin a monthly STUDENT worship service, beginning August 21st. The gathering will be called "3rd Night." Our passion is to bring students into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ while also connecting them to the local church.

Here's how 3rd Night works:

*We're going to partner with local churches and connect students with believers from across the city. Think of how exciting it will be to see the community together in worship! So far we have commitments from the youth leaders at Wynnton UMC, St. Paul UMC, The Ridge, MyChurch, St. Mark UMC, Living Grace UMC, Wynnton UMC, St. Peter UMC and South Columbus UMC. We're also talking with the youth leaders from Midland UMC, Solid Rock and Epworth UMC. God's working!!!

*The worship service will be held every 3rd Sunday night of the month (hence the name "3RD NIGHT"). The uniformity should help everyone remember the schedule (by "everyone," I mostly mean me ... ).

*3RD NIGHT will feature a different guest speaker each month. We're very fortunate to have Ian Allen speaking for our first event. He currently leads Eminent Worship and is also serving as the interim youth leader at Wynnton UMC.

*The 3RD NIGHT worship band will be led by Sam Creswell. You may remember him because he's filled in for Stew a few times at The Ridge.

*3RD NIGHT locations may also vary each month. We'd like to rotate it around a bit because Brookstone won't always be available (they stay pretty busy).

So, let's recap: As stated earlier, our first night of worship will be held on August 21st. So, start talking it up with your students!

Jami will meet our youth group in the quad area at 5:30pm for fun and games. Worship will begin promptly at 6:30pm. At that time, students will enter Turner Auditorium and have a chance to play a few games, win a few prizes, and (most importantly) experience a great night of worship!

We're really excited about this and believe that God wants to do great things in our city through our students. Please be in prayer for this new ministry.

Pray that God will use it to bring more people to know the love of our Savior!


Rev. Jimmy McIlrath

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