Youth event ‘ignite’ makes news

The Ballston Journal featured our ecumenical youth event:

The pastors in Ballston Spa are trying to start fires. No, they haven’t become pyromaniacs; they’re hoping to ignite spiritual fires in village teenagers.

Ignite, a youth movement that is not affiliated with one specific church, kicked off April 1 with a gathering that featured free food, a live band and an “epic” game of Twister. About 50 teens attended the event at Christ Episcopal Church, according to First Presbyterian pastor David Bennett.

Alan Rudnick leads a rousing game of Epic Twister during the first gathering of Ignite-a movement designed to unite Ballston area youth. Photo provided

So far six churches are participating in the movement: First Presbyterian, Christ Church, First Baptist, United Methodist, Alliance Church and St. Mary’s.

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