PERTH AMBOY – Youth dropping out of church has been a challenge and a hot topic for many years. To counter this trend, Cathedral International church places great emphasis on having relevant and meaningful ministry for adolescents, teens and young adults. One of the ways this is accomplished is by hosting the annual Youth Conference, which will take place July 27-31.
“Without a doubt, today’s youth – digital natives – have different interest from my generation,” said Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., Senior Pastor of Cathedral International. “But I believe there is an interest and desire in young people to discover faith and to learn its relevancy to their personal issues.”
Attendees to Youth Conference 2011 will have an opportunity to learn about faith from a vibrant group of local and national young leaders including: Pastor Kenneth Moales, Jr., Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bridgeport, CT; Pastor Darius Curtis Thomas, Greater Allen AME., Jamaica Queens, NY; Rev. John Faison, Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, VA; and from Cathedral International: Minister Danielle Brown, Minister Guy Henry and Minister Andre Price.
This gathering is slated to draw youth and young adults from throughout New Jersey, New York and the South Atlantic states. Youth Conference 2011 takes place at the following times and locations:
- 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, July 27-28 at 277 Madison Ave., Perth Amboy
- 6 p.m. Friday, July 29, Dinner and Panel Discussion with topics on bullying and gang prevention and HIV/AIDS awareness – at 277 Madison Ave.
- 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, an Honors Luncheon celebrating high achieving students in education – at ZPA Hall, 281 Grace St., Perth Amboy. $25 luncheon cost.
- 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30, a Basketball Tournament, Warren Park, Woodbridge.
- Youth ministers from Cathedral International will close out the conference on Sunday, July 31–7:30 and 9:30a.m., Cathedral International, 1400 Grand Ave., Asbury Park; 7:30 and 10:30 a.m., Cathedral International, 277 Madison Ave., Perth Amboy; 12 p.m., Cathedral International, 207 Park Ave., Plainfield.
Attendance to all services and events is free except luncheon cost. Visit www.cathedralinternational.org or call 1-732-826-5293 for more information.
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