>>Become His witness
Mary Magdalene became Jesus' 1st witness. It takes only one to change the course of history:
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8:00am - Parish Mass at St. Frances of Rome. All conference participants are welcome.
8:15am Registration starts and doors open
9:00am-11:30am: Main Session - Encounter Jesus >> Bishop David G. O'Connell & Koinonia John the Baptist
12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch break and HUBS
2:00pm-4:30pm: Main session 2 - Heavenly Whispers >> Shawn Bolz & Authentic Passion >> Cheryl Allen
5:30pm-7:00pm: Dinner Break and HUBS
7:00pm-9:00pm: Main Session 3 - Contending for the Presence of God >>Patrick Reis and Eucharistic Adoration w/ healing >>Bishop David G. O'Connell
ENCOUNTERS are interactive and transformational breakout sessions. They will connect you with people who are aspiring to live as witnesses. They have decided to follow, to struggle, to die and resurrect continually in His name. They want to share their authentic encounters with Him and invite you to try to live to the fullest according to the capacity and freedom you are not experiencing yet. Talks, stories, conversations, Q&A, small groups, sharing, activation, prayer, healing, deliverance, silence, meditation... all will be here. 25 min presentation and 20-25 min interactive parts.
11:45am-12:30pm: Breakthroughs in Prayer >> Anthony Lilles
4:45pm-5:30pm: Finding Self-Worh in a Throwaway Culture >> Fr. Jonathon Meyer
Praise and Worship
11:45am-12:30pm: Moving with the Spirit >> Andrew Laubacher - A-Lob
4:45pm-5:30pm: Lyrics from the Middle East >> David Brymer
11:45am-12:30pm: Healing of the whole person. I want to be me again >> Patrick Reis
4:45pm-5:30pm: Free indeed. >> Bishop David O'Connell
11:45am-12:30pm: Navigating Relationships and Roles. Authentic feminism. >> Jillian Cooke
4:45pm-5:30pm: Loneliness or solitude. Single life with a purpose. >> Cord Dorcey
11:45am-12:30pm: Can we live the Book of Acts again? >> Iwona Bednarz-Major
4:45pm-5:30pm: Building communities in the 21st century >> Fr. Artur Bilski
11:30 am - 7:20pm Adoration - RESOUND LA
Experience a unique and captivating presence of our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. Expect innovation immersed in Tradition.
12:30pm-2:00pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm
HUBS are close circuit settings of 6-10 people engaging in conversations, Q&A and prayer during lunch and dinner breaks. Our main topic is How Can I Become A Witness within certain particular settings. The facilitator will open up and guide discussions. This is where you find your tribe, your topic, your vision and connect to a local community of young adults. Tables with specific orientations for conversations will be located in the hall. You may bring your food and drink there and talk. You may join when you see a free spot and you may leave whenever you decide it's time to leave, no questions asked. The conversations will restart every 30 min or so. Because of personal dynamic of hubs, no repetition is expected, even within the same topic.
Young Adults Leaders: Connect personally with leaders of young adult ministries in the LA area - Michael Ramirez
Young Adults Serving Youth: Connect with other young adults ministering to youth in the LA area (NET)
Homeless and poor: Body and the soul. Connect with F.A.M.I.L.Y.
Identity: Ask about gender, sexuality and everything related.
Listening Spot: Connect with someone who cares to hear your story and will pray with you.
Young Adult ministry leaders who want to lead hubs, click on the image and contact: email@example.com
1witness event is Bishop David O'Connell's initiative. His vision for reaching out, gathering and impacting young adults in the LA area with the Good News consists in making himself present and available to all of you. He is personally involved in training young adult leaders in the San Gabriel Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to become witnesses of Jesus' presence.
This event is just the beginning of continuous life changing gatherings, formation schools and impactful outreaches in the San Gabriel Pastoral Region. Please, invite all the young adults you know!
Young Adults 18-35
July 22nd, 9:00am-9:00pm
Azusa Pacific University - Upper Turner Campus Center
901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702
2 main sessions will include praise & worship plus talks. Evening session will concentrate on our response to the risen Lord of Life: Adoration, prayer, intercession, praise & worship, receiving healing.
Encounter sessions will include topical presentations plus interactive part in different forms.
Hubs (tables for 6-10 people) for particular conversations will be stationed around the halls. They will be open only during breaks. You may eat your lunch there and engage in conversations.
Clergy, religious and lay international or domestic missionaries raising support are free of charge. But you have to pray for min. 10 min for all who will show up.
Young Adults 18-35: $25;
Students and Theology on Tap participants: $10
Kids 12 and under with parents: free of charge. No program or supervision is granted for that age group during the event but you are welcome to bring your kids.
Youth 13-17: $15 with accompanied parent, adult sibling or another adult. No program or supervision is granted for that age group during the event.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to pay but would like to participate. You will be asked to volunteer during the event for a couple of hours. We can not guarantee you a spot, so contact us ASAP if this is something you are considering.
Food is not included in price.
Visit nearby restaurants.
Connect with a priest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Attention: This is mostly for people who have not been to confession for a long time, have been away from Jesus and the Church and want to receive healing.
We need tons of volunteers! Sign up here if you are interested in witnessing first hand the new young adult movement coming to the San Gabriel Valley, if you are ready to serve, practice your leadership skills or put your creativity to work! Click to join volunteers: