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Cascade UMC Holds Youth Explosion 2007




Young people at Cascade United Methodist Church have planned a weekend of activities designed to educate, entertain and reinforce their goals of saving souls and facilitating spiritual growth.  Cascade Youth Explosion 2007 will be held on the Cascade campus from Friday, August 24th through Sunday, August 26 and will include music, clean comedy, basketball, relevant panel discussions on topics selected by youth, good food and worship experiences.   Any and all youth are invited.


The Cascade Youth Ministry, under the leadership of Youth Minister Paul Thibodeaux, will canvas the neighborhoods – knocking on doors, visiting malls and popular youth gathering spots – to encourage any and all young people to come to Cascade on this weekend for fellowship.  “We are trying to reach young people – high school students – in our community, not just those who belong to Cascade, to let them know that there is a place in the neighborhood where they can go after school for a safe haven,” says Minister Thibodeaux. 




The Youth Explosion Street Team passes out invitations to young people in the community
Left to right: Yvette Bryant, Istrelda Agnew (parent), Arielle Bing, Minister Paul Thibodeaux, Laretha Jones, Vince Agnew (parent), Jeremiah Bryant, Daniel Gilstrap, and Henri Agnew



On Friday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. Youth Explosion kicks off with a cook out and movie night under the stars follows at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, August 25, starting at 9:00 a.m., youth will spend most of the day at Cascade.  Panel discussions pertinent to student issues such as relationships, making money, and the state of Black youth will be held in the morning.  A basketball tournament and a college fair will be held in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. A pancake breakfast and a box lunch will be provided.  The evening is reserved for a high octane concert of praise and worship with the music of Charles and Taylor.  Featured entertainment for the Youth Explosion will be the comedy of Lil’ J J.  Youth Explosion 2007 ends with Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 26.


A contribution to the Cascade Youth Ministry of $20.00 is necessary for all of the Friday and Saturday events.

A $25.00 contribution is necessary for admission to the Saturday night concert if one has not previously registered for the complete weekend.


Vendors with goods appropriate for young people will be available on Saturday. (For vending opportunities, contact Paul Thibodeaux at 


“We want young people inside the sanctuary at Cascade.  We have provided a place for youth to gather with their peers for fellowship and worship, to learn, to serve, and to be in a safe environment,” says Pastor Marvin A. Moss, Senior Pastor at Cascade.  “We often hear young people say that adults don’t listen to them. At Cascade, we are striving to give youth a collective voice through our youth ministry and through programs like the Youth Explosion.” 


About Cascade United Methodist Church

Cascade United Methodist Church is known throughout Atlanta as “A light in the Community” – ministering in the present and focusing on the future.  Reverend Marvin A. Moss is the Senior Pastor.  Cascade is located at 3144 Cascade Road in Southwest Atlanta.  For more information about Cascade please call 404-691-5770 or visit the website at




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