Thursday, October 11, 2007

Public Service Announcement from Orin's Wife

Erin H works as the Catholic campus minister in conjunction with the Tim mentioned below who does Methodist ministry for the school...

Lebanon, Ill. - McKendree University will host its first Fall Youth Fellowship Day on Oct. 13, treating more than 100 area high school students to Bearcat football, free food, prizes and a Christian concert at the Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts.

"The purpose of this weekend's event is to provide youth in the area a chance to experience McKendree University and its religious life program,'' said the Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison, McKendree chaplain and director of church relations.

Harrison said the fellowship day recognizes McKendree's 180-year tie with the United Methodist Church. Youth groups from Christian churches in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis area were invited to participate.

Events kick off at 1 p.m. at Leemon Field, where McKendree's Football Bearcats will take on St. Ambrose University. Following the game, there will be a welcome program at the Hett and scavenger hunts with McKendree students serving as campus tour guides. The day includes dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. performance by the Harvest Worship Band, led by Tim Price, director of the Harvest Ministry Teams. Price also serves as worship design pastor of Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, Ill.

"The event will be lots of fun, and it is free so as many young people as possible can participate,'' Harrison said. "I hope this will be the first of many youth events which invite young people from local churches to McKendree's campus."

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