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Church invites teenagers to youth event each Sunday

Jacob Goodman and Nathan Dillard, members of Further the Fall, perform at Sunday night's Fire
Escape kick-off. The next concert event is set for Sunday, Feb. 10.

Originally published: Jan. 9, 2013
Last modified: Jan. 9, 2013

Heather Canter

An area church is hosting middle school and high school students to kickoff their week each Sunday.

Faith Fellowship began the Fire Escape program for the year with a concert Jan. 6. The first night featured performances by Christian rock bands, Fall of Goliath and Further the Fall.

Coordinators wanted to create a safe location for area students to socialize while learning about the Bible and having fun. Fire Escape will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday night at the church.

“The mission of Faith Fellowship is to reach all the kids in Ashe County with the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Youth Pastor Brian Holcomb, an organizer of the event, said Sunday night.

Area middle school and high school students are invited to attend. Featured will be Bible study, music, games and snacks.

“We're going to try to do shows once per month,” Holcomb said during Sunday night's event.

During the kickoff, band members talked to the students in attendance, giving their testimonies and reaching out to the youth.

“If there is anything you want to talk to us about, we're here,” said a member of Fall of Goliath. “We will pray for you and we'd like to get to know you.”

In addition to the bands, the church served some refreshments and gave away door prizes ranging from band CDs to hoodies and shirts.

“Fire Escape gives teenagers a place to go where they are accepted and unconditionally loved, wherever they may be in their lives,” Holcomb said.

The next concert is set for Sunday night, Feb. 10.

For more information about the event, call (336) 846-3346.

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