Awakening changes your life

by Maeghan Higgins, 11th grader
St. Ann’s, Windham

On the weekend of November 14-16th, over sixty people gathered together at the diocesan Fall Middle School Event, IMG_0119 (1)Awakening, to learn and grow in Christ.  The event at St. Luke’s Cathedral was attended by kids from all across the state of Maine.

This weekend was all about awakening ourselves from our busy lives and reconnecting with God.  The activities were endless – creating skits from Bible stories, participating in worship led by the teens, singing, playing manhunt on Saturday night, and praying with each other during prayer circles.  And the delicious food provided by St. Luke’s and Trinity’s kitchen staff made all of the participants and staff feel right at home.

IMG_0246The connections that we made will never be broken because the connections were made with Christ in the middle of them.  Everyone was encouraged to take the light of Christ out into their communities and share what they learned this weekend.  I’m praying that Christ touched each and every person here.  Awakening changed all of our lives in one way or another.  Participants and staff hope and pray that it will change more lives to come!

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