‘The Burn’ bringing program to Parkersburg church

PARKERSBURG — “The Burn,” a young adults ministry at 946 Market House of Prayer, invites seekers of all ages to attend a two-day Leap Year 2020 Christian celebration on Feb. 28 and Leap Day Feb. 29, beginning with food served at 6 p.m., according to a press release.

This year’s special number “20/20” reflects potential for a kind of 20/20 clarity to envision God’s great Biblical plan for the whole world, even within culture’s pervasive personal self-fulfillment bias, said Andrew Myers, student leader of “The Burn.”

The program both nights will offer a live reader’s theater drama “Leap Of Faith” depicting four young people, one wrestling with belief during Lent, like a living “YouTube,” Myers said. The script is among the collection of chancel plays at Valparaiso University.

A short video will follow for discussion where a scientist explains realities of the resurrection asking, “Is the resurrection real?” This program intends to ignite curiosity and draw those attracted to something greater in life, toward fruits of His Spirit, Myers said.

Myers said this Leap Year is a special opportunity for “20/20” envisioning; with hindsight illuminating where we came from, with insight showing us who we are, and with foresight discerning our next steps toward His future. Hope’s joy in faith is heartfelt. “And I will give you a new heart and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stoney, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekiel 36:26

Invitation to this program is extended to the community at no charge. “The Burn” is a gathering place of young adults in the Mid-Ohio Valley, Myers said. This ecumenical ministry began in June 2017 to bridge the gap for young adults in Parkersburg and beyond who had already aged out of their local church’s youth group, he said.

Young adults hang out together from all different churches every Friday night at “The Burn” for a time of worship, prayer, small groups, food and fellowship, Myers said. “Our vision comes from Luke 24:32 where it states, ‘Did our hearts not burn within us?'”

The group gathers at the Valley House of Prayer at 946 Market St. in Parkersburg on Friday nights. New folks are invited to attend.

For additional information attend a Friday 6 p.m. House of Prayer supper meeting near 9th and Market streets or contact Andrew Myers at 304-679-4396, Myers said.


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