On January 3-4, 2015, 10 youth and 2 adult sponsors from Abilene First UMC traveled to Grand Island, NE, for The One Event, a conference event for youth in 6th-12th grades, all over Kansas and Nebraska. Over 1200 people attended the event which featured energizing music, an amazing illusionist, a drumming group, and a dynamic speaker. To read a summary of the message the speaker, Rev. Kirstie Garnes, shared with the group, follow this link: http://www.greatplainsumc.org/newsdetail/679318 or ask for a copy from the church office.
Those who attended The One Event were: Sydney Burton, Zac Carroll, Liz Collins, Jack Graefe, Anna Holmes, Kate Luty, Brenna Riffel, Rae Schwarting, Audrey Unruh, Miller Unruh, and sponsors Karlene Taylor and Pastor Jenny Collins. Plans are already underway for The One Event next year which will be held on January 30-31, 2016.