More than 70 teens had an opportunity to hang out with their friends, enjoy outdoor games and a special worship program last Friday evening.
“Wired” is a new activity organised by the chaplains and staff at Wahroonga Adventist School (Sydney) and local church youth. It is is all about establishing connections between the school and local church communities.
Youth from Wahroonga, Fox Valley, Mt Colah, Kellyville and Avondale College churches helped to run the program.
School principal Michelle Streatfeild said 73 high school students from the school and local churches attended the event. Most were from non-Adventist backgrounds.
The aim is to connect the school’s students with teens who are already involved in Pathfinders and other activities at Wahroonga and Fox Valley churches. It is hoped this will establish a foundation where the students will maintain their connection with the church communities as they get older.
Mrs Streatfeild said Wired was made possible by a donation from a family who wanted to support the school’s chaplaincy program.
“This donation will make a great difference in bringing students and teens in this region together for fellowship and into the church to open Sabbath together,” she said.
So far the response has been extremely positive.
“Many parents thanked us and felt that the evening was something for the students to look forward to . . . they can’t wait for the next one,” she said.
“One parent has already enquired what other events are available, as their son is keen to join in with more.
“We are hoping to make Wired a regular event for all high school students in our region.”