The First United Methodist Church in Gilmer is hosting a rocking, spirit-filled, worship, fun and fellowship event for the youth of Gilmer and the surrounding areas. Impact Weekend is an event you don’t want to miss. Scheduled for May 3 – 5, Impact Weekend is open to all youth in grades 6 through 12. The theme for this year’s Impact Weekend is “running the race – leaving a mark on the world for Christ” based on Hebrews 12:1a-2b “let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfector of our faith…”
Students will immerse themselves in a weekend of worship, Bible study, fellowship, and service, where they will be challenged to “run the race.” There will also be plenty of time for games and fun, food and fellowship. Students will be staying at homes throughout our community as they spend time strengthening their relationships with God and one another in small groups. This will be a memorable weekend for all who participate.
Our speaker for Impact Weekend is Alec Jacks, self-described as a Christ follower, student and Dr. Pepper lover. Alec is a Biblical Studies senior who will complete his degree work in early 2014. Alec has a heart for youth, evidenced by his experience leading youth programs in Methodist churches in Crosby, Clear Lake, and Pasadena. Alec's practical, real-world approach to reaching youth has led to numerous opportunities to speak at events in the Houston and Dallas areas.Alec is very excited about Impact Weekend, and the opportunity to demonstrate why a relationship with Christ is more relevant and necessary in 2013 than it has ever been.
Worship leaders Chris and Alyssa Beach will join Alec. This husband and wife musical team has been leading worship together for the past 3 years. They have played for a variety of different churches, conferences and special events. Over the past few years, their hearts have been drawn to lead God's people in rich and authentic worship by inviting them to experience God's heart through the gift of music. Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is with you, the mighty One will save you. He will rejoice over you. You will rest in his love; he will sing and be joyful about you.”
The number of spots available for Impact Weekend is limited and early registration is required. There is a registration fee of $15; deadline for registration is April 25. Impact Weekend starts at 6:30 PM on Friday, May 3 and will end at 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 5. Please call or come by the First United Methodist Church, 105 North Montgomery Street, (903) 843-2610 to register or to get additional information.
Impact Weekend is all about music+food+speakers+WORSHIP+games+fun+mission+project+sleep in host homes+friends. Come grow with us and learn to run your race so that you leave a mark on the world for Christ. This is a weekend you will remember for the rest of your life. Sign up today and get ready for the best weekend of the year.