Young Christians Seek Change for Miramichi
Submitted By Organisers for Miramichi Fire
(“The Miramichi Fire of 1825: Sifting through the Ashes at the National Library of Canada”; http://www.collectionscanada.ca/bulletin/015017-0502-03-e.html)
Essentially there are a group of young Christians who are looking for an alternative for young people in the area other than drinking and drugs. The small city has been plagued with teenage drinking, drug-use, deaths, and suicide and we would like to see a change in our city. The event itself is to be a kick-off event for several smaller ones to provide that alternative to trying to “sneak” into bars on a Saturday night, or simply getting “high” because there is nothing else to do.
Drinking and drug abuse is a problem with the youth of our area whether we as a city want to acknowledge it or not. Young people seem to be abusing these substances at a younger and younger age, some this year in our schools as young as 12 years old. The idea is to change the focus of these young people, to let them know that there is more to life, and provide them with an alternative to a “typical” Saturday night in Miramichi.
The event itself is Saturday, January 21st of 2006 at James M. Hill Theatre in Miramichi, and its goal is to gain awareness and gain support from the people and local churches of our area. This first night of “the Fire” is being seen as a jump-start to other events being held around the river this year.
This night will be an “explosive” night of worship followed by a message. To coincide with the great music, lights and sound will be a ‘stomp’ team, and drama team as well.
Doors open at 6pm and the free event begins at 7pm. We are currently hoping for 600+ people to attend. All are welcome. For more information visit our website at www.miramichifire.com.