Friday, December 17, 2004

For Those Who Live in the Cincinnati Area

We just sent out this press release...

Captive Free, a contemporary music ministry team sponsored by Youth Encounter, will be performing in concert at Friendship Church, 1300 White Oak Road, just off of State Route 125, in Pierce Township, on Saturday, January 29, 2005, at 7:00 P.M. The public is enthusiastically invited!

People of all ages will enjoy Captive Free's inspiring program of Christian music, puppetry, drama, and personal sharing. Captive Free, a talented group of young adults, offers youth oriented music ministry in many churches and schools in our region of the country.

A freewill offering will be taken in order to support the ministry of Captive Free.

Youth Encounter, youth ministry specialists since 1965, is based in Minneapolis and sponsors eight Captive Free teams in the United States and five international teams that tour overseas every year. Youth Encounter is an evangelical Christian organization that offers relational youth ministry resources, including more than fifty junior- and senior-high youth conventions around the country.

The Captive Free team performing at Friendship on January 29, includes seven young people who are giving a year of their lives to this endeavor.

Kerry Boothby is a twenty-one year old who is in the midst of studying Business Sports Marketing at Mount Hood Community College.

James Brandt of Yorktown, Virginia graduated from high school in 2004. He has been extensively involved with other Youth Encounter projects and is an Eagle Scout.

Anthony Celia is a nineteen year old from San Diego. "I accepted Christ into my life when I was sixteen years old," he says, "and since then, my life has never been the same. I am so excited to be team this year and can't wait to see what God has in the future for me, my team, and the people we are going to meet."

Rebecca Huf is an English-born Australian who, for the past two years, has been living in Seattle with her family. There, she has been active in her congregation's music ministry.

Theresa Johnson, of Odessa, Washington, has completed one year of work at Trinity Lutheran College in Issaquah, Washington. She is studying youth and family ministry.

Rachel Johnston was born in Key West, but grew up in Woodburn, Indiana. In high school, she was active in many activities, including drama, the school newspaper, and show choir.

Amanda Topham is a 2004 graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, where she received a degree in Psychology.

In addition to the Saturday evening concert event, Captive Free will also be leading the Sunday worship celebration at Friendship at 10:00 A.M. on January 30, 2005. The public is invited for that as well!

Friendship Church is a growing congregation associated with the Lutheran Christian faith tradition. Worship features what members call "relaxed reverence" and people are invited to come as they are in order to experience the freeing love of Christ. Friendship's pastor is Mark Daniels.

For more information about the Captive Free concert or Friendship Church, contact the church office at 513-752-5265.

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