By Marvé Ralston, special contributor
September brings many things, and, in the Five Rivers District, one of them is Project Revolution, the annual youth rally and lock-in. This year was the sixth Project Revolution. As is customary with this event, it was youth led, planned and executed by the District Council of Youth Ministry.
|Youth take the stage at the 2013 Project Revolution, an annual youth rally and lock-in. (photo by Marvé Ralston)|
This year’s Project Revolution was Sept. 7-8 at Lawrence First United Methodist Church’s West Campus, which has major indoor and outdoor space for recreation, worship and concerts.
Two mini concerts were performed, the first by Kalona Pence, an accomplished high-school senior from Manhattan who wrote and performed her own songs. The second concert was performed by Meagan Young, one of the first Project Revolution attendees and a talented musician who is active in the Praise band at Baldwin First UMC.
The logo for this year was designed by Skylar Dickey, a former DCYM member and president. T-shirts with the logo are always a popular component of the event.
The event would not take place were it not for the DCYM coordinators, district youth coordinators and parents who help supervise the event and step up every year to help out.
Tami Clark of Lawrence First, Eva Durand of Baldwin First, Laura Ramsey of Lyndon as well as Matt Stuckey of Iola Wesley all deserve a great deal of praise for their unfailing devotion to the DCYM group and six years of youth attending the event who have matured in Christ and leadership under their direction.
Marvé Ralston is the administrative assistant for the Five Rivers District.