See You At The Pole

See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of Christian students of all ages at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing, during the early morning before school starts. The American SYATP events occur on every fourth Wednesday of September.  The events began in 1990, in the United States, where public schools can not sponsor prayers and some Christians see public schools as hostile to Christian students.  It has grown by word of mouth, announcements at youth rallies and churches, and the Internet and now occurs internationally. In 2005, over two million students in the U.S. participated, as well as students in Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Peru,Portugal, Scotland, and South Africa. (description from Wikipedia)

Students are encouraged to RSVP on the See You at the Pole Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/myseeyouatthepole.  Videos about the event can be found at http://www.youtube.com/myseeyouatthepole.

This year the date is September 26th, and the theme is Awaken! Ephesians 3:14-21.

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