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youth rise logo Hello from the desk of RISE Student Ministry! I hope this finds you well as you are moving through Fall or through other seasons of life. Here's what's going on in our ministry!

This month holds TWO really BIG events, one old and one new. Our annual Middle School Fall Retreat (led by our high schoolers) will be happening over Fall Break (8th-10th) at the Walker's camp on Lake Verret. This is one of our most anticipated events out of the year, and one of my favorite: because our high schoolers take ownership and do some really intentional ministry with our middle schoolers. You can be in prayer for this event, for students to encounter Jesus in a new way!

Our second big event is new: 5th Quarter! What's that you ask? 5th Quarter will take place immediately after the 4th quarter of all football games on October 6th. We're partnering with NewSong UMC to provide a safe and fun environment for students after all three home games that night! Hosted by NewSong, there will be games, a movie, food, and a great time to be had by all, closed with a time of worship. This will be the first time we've done this, so please pray for it to catch on? This is going to be a great opportunity to minister not just to regular students, but also those who've never stepped through our doors (or doors of any church). AND, we get to host the next one on November 3!

Peace in Christ,
Zack Pittman