Divine Rhythm goes on with good attendance, despite snow and ice

Divine Rhythm goes on with good attendance, despite snow and ice

"By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God -- not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life."

Under an Ephesians 2 theme, Divine Rhythm commenced for its 10th anniversary, drawing 564 participants despite ice and snow that prevented many from attending. The 2009 event was attended by 770.

Divine Rhythm is designed for young adults ages 18 to 35. Held Jan. 29-31 at Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, the event did not coincide with the Resurrection youth retreat for the first time ever.

Worship leader was Casey Darnell of Atlanta. The speaker was the Rev. Grace Imathiu, pastor at Brown Deer United Methodist Church in Milwaukee.

Participants donated more than 500 health kits for Haiti and 120 jars of peanut butter for a local food pantry. They gave an offering of $2,652 for Holston Conference mission work in south Sudan.

Divine Rhythm will move to a new location on Jan. 28-30, 2011, to Smokey Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. The speaker will be Bishop Sally Dyck, resident bishop of the Minnesota Annual Conference.

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