Franconia and Eastern District conferences are teaming up to again host a lock-in for youth in grades six through eight to be held at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in Lansdale, Pa, on March 14-15, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The speaker for this year’s gathering is Scott Roth, who is youth leader at New Eden Fellowship in Schwenksville, Pa. Nate Stucky, a student at Princeton Theological Seminary and former youth pastor from Holly Grove Mennonite Church in Westover, Md, will lead music.
The theme is “Be a bucket filler!” and will encourage attendees to fill the buckets of others–and their own–by saying and doing good things for other people.
The schedule for the evening includes everything from karaoke to dodgeball to giant Dutch Blitz. The event will close with breakfast and worship.
Pizza and breakfast foods will be provided.
Sixth- and seventh-graders should bring a snack; eight-graders are asked to bring a bring a two-liter bottle of soda or other drink. Coordinators are also asking that each youth bring children’s vitamins to donate to the MAMA Project in Honduras.
Everyone should bring tennis shoes to use on the gym floor, and table games are welcome. Youth who want to sleep should also bring a sleeping bag. Separate sleeping rooms will be available for boys and girls.
Click here for registration, schedule, and medical release forms. The deadline for registration is February 29 and cost is $15 per person, including youth leaders.