See You at the Pole rallies set for Wednesday night | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Thousands of students around the nation and world gathered around flag poles on campus to pray before the ring of the first bell.
Today is the 22nd annual See You at the Pole Day, a day of prayer led by the student organization First Priority. At each yearly SYATP event, students meet together early in the morning before school starts to pray for their friends, classmates, teachers, families, nation and the world.
The theme for this year's SYATP is "Awaken," from the passage Ephesians 3:14-21 in the Bible.
"Paul's prayer in this passage is for his friends to awaken to the endless possibilities of what only God can do," First Priority Greater Birmingham Executive Director Matt Wilson said in a release.
"Paul cries for awakening. This year at See You at the Pole, pray for an unusual outpouring of the Spirit of God to awaken the hearts of students on campuses throughout your community and the world," Wilson said.
Several See You at the Pole rallies are planned across the area for Wednesday night. See below for details:
- East Network Rally at The Beacon at First United Methodist Church in Pell City from 6-8 p.m. with The Museum performing and Jeff Huey speaking.
- North Jefferson Network Rally at Church International in Warrior (Behind Compass Bank) at 6:30 p.m. with worship by Refuge and Christa Jordan and Speaker David Little from Enon Baptist Church.
- Highway 78/Forestdale/Dora/Sumiton Network Rally at Sumiton Park and Rec. Football Field (Behind Wal-Mart in Sumiton) at 6:30 p.m. with worship by Shakinah Glory and Hallel H.P. and Speaker Byron Dyess.
- Hueytown/Pleasant Grove/Oak Grove/Fairfield/Midfield/Bessemer Network Rally at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. with worship by Billy Smith Band and Speaker Mike Sevens.
- Chelsea Network Rally at Liberty Baptist Church in Chelsea from 6-7:30 p.m.
- Trussville Network Rally at Clearbranch United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. with worship by Matthew Lauderdale (Jennifer Matthews) and Speaker Brandon Doss.
- North Shelby Network Rally at Southeastern Bible College from 6:30-8 p.m. with Speaker Jason Daggett.
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