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2007 Annual Conference Event
Youth & Young Adults

Two days of events geared toward youth and young adults

FRIDAY NIGHT, 7 p.m. at the LAKELAND CONVENTION CENTER

U2 Eucharist, featuring the music of Bono and the band U2, will be held at the 2007 Florida Conference Event, June 8, at 7 p.m. Along with the liturgy of Holy Communion, the “U2charist” uses U2’s biblically rich lyrics and social justice message to inform and empower communities to respond to the critical issues of extreme poverty, hunger, and the AIDS pandemic. For more information about the U2 Eucharist visit www.myspace.com/u2charist For more information on the critical issues addressed during a U2charist, visit www.millenniumcampaign.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT, 8:30 p.m. at FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE

“Expression ‘07: The Expression of the Soul” follows the U2charist. Young people will gather to celebrate the intersection of art and faith through music, visual art, and film. Lakeland’s very own up-and-coming stars, Woodale, will be the featured performers. www.myspace.com/woodale.

TO BE A PERFORMER/CONTRIBUTOR TO EXPRESSION ’07, YOU NEED TO:
Send us your CDs. We need the 5 to 6 best bands that are involved with church youth groups to play during the event. These are bands that are making excellent expression-of-the-soul music (not necessarily worship bands, but bands that make art that connects with their faith and is inspired by that faith). We need CDs of the 2-3 best songs from the band, and our music review team will choose the bands to perform at this event.
Send us your art. We need visual art that can be displayed during the event, inspired by faith and life using the theme, ‘The Expression of the Soul.’
Send us a short film. We’re looking for 2-3 minute digital films that can be shown at the event. These need to be student produced, and once again be an artistic expression inspired by faith and life using the theme, ‘The Expression of the Soul’.

Send all CDs, art and film for “Expression ‘07” to Andy Sistrunk 305 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, FL 32127. If you want your material returned to you, please clearly label your media and it will be returned to you after the show.

SATURDAY in ORLANDO
Wet n’ Wild day, Saturday, June 9, in Orlando. Cost is $28.40 (huge savings!) per person.

To register for all these events, click here.
REGISTRATION MUST BE IN BY MONDAY, MAY 14.
WET N’ WILD MONEY MUST ALSO BE IN BY THIS DATE.

FAQ’S:

What if I want to stay overnight? Will there be space?
Yes, the churches in Orlando and Lakeland are willing to take people in to spend the night. This is so you can bring your group and enjoy all the events without much travel. Just call any of the churches in these cities and let them know you need a space to crash.

Why do I have to register for all of the events?
We need numbers for Wet n’ Wild so we can purchase the right number of tickets. However, we would also like to know how many people to expect for the U2 Eucharist and “Expression ‘07” so we can calculate the space.

When is the last possible moment I can register and send in my check?
If we do not receive your registration by May 14, you will have to purchase tickets at the gate at full price.

Where do I pick up my tickets for Wet n’ Wild?
There will be people staffing a table outside of the Wet n’ Wild gate from 9 to 11 a.m. After 11 the tickets will be available at the Will Call booth.

Who are the contacts for this event?
“Expression ‘07”: Andy Sistrunk
asistrunk@firstchurchpo.org 
U2 Eucharist and Wet n’ Wild: Kelly Moore
kmoore@flumc.org