30 Hour Famine

600 Wilshire Blvd, Stevens Point, WI

30 Hour Famine

The joint Youth Ministry of the United Methodist Church and Intercession Episcopal Church will sponsor an area-wide, 30 Hour Famine on February 24th and 25th. We join hundreds of thousands of Youth from around the world for this life-changing event. Our Youth will grow closer to Christ and each other as they fast together for 30 hours and raise awareness and funds to fight hunger. All Youth, grades 6-12, are welcome to join us for the event and experience.

Here’s what will happen:

  • Friday, February 24, students will stop eating after breakfast (about 8am for a 30 hour fast.) They will miss the next 3 meals and only drink juice and water. We will gather all the Youth together at the United Methodist Church (Stevens Point location) at 6pm to start our journey together. We will spend Friday night at church with games and activities!
  • Saturday morning and early afternoon we will spend learning about world hunger and participating in local community service. Then we will all break our fast together at 2pm with a simple meal together.
  • Throughout our time together we will provide plenty of healthy drinks and water.      **If you are concerned about the dietary needs for your child, please contact us and we can make arrangements for a modified fast. We want every Youth to have the chance to participate!

If your Youth would like to join in this event, please print, fill out and return the 30 Hour Famine Consent Form and the Youth Ministry Permission/Release Form to us at your earliest convenience. If you have completed the Youth Ministry Permission/Release Form for last year’s Advent Retreat, you do not need to complete another one of these forms for this event—this form is good for the 2016-2017 school year.

Fundraising forms are available at both the United Methodist Church and Intercession Episcopal Church. Your Youth may also register with our team’s 30 Hour Famine fundraising website for online giving—it’s simple and easy at:  youth.worldvision.org/team/SYC

We’ve also set up a Facebook Page for our event—please join and share our event page with others. Also, please visit World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine Website for more on this life-changing event for awareness, education, and sustainable solutions, to end childhood poverty and hunger.

If you have any questions please contact Laura Courtright Burns at lauracourtright@gmail.com or 715-340-4523.