10,000 attend youth spiritual event in east Tennessee #Rez17

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2017) -- For the 32nd year, United Methodist youth from east Tennessee, southwest Virginia and north Georgia hopped into church vans and headed to a spiritual winter weekend in Sevier County's tourist paradise.


  1. "Resurrection" was held Jan. 20-22 at LeConte Event Center in Pigeon Forge with about 10,000 attending, according to Laura Lambert McLean, associate director of connectional ministries for Holston Conference. Excluding volunteers, production staff and guests, the total was 9,786, divided in two sessions. The crowd also included participants of other faiths and states.
  2. Off we go! #rez17 #prayforuschaperones #fumcyouth
    Off we go! #rez17 #prayforuschaperones #fumcyouth
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  5. Music was provided by Rend Collective, a northern Ireland Christian worship band.
  6. January 21, 2017. #rez17



Camera: Sony Alpha 5000
    January 21, 2017. #rez17 @rendcollective @chrisrend Camera: Sony Alpha 5000
  7. "Set your church on fire. Win this nation back." Rend Collective this weekend at #Rez17!

  8. The message, delivered by Detroit preacher Mick Veach in eight sessions over three days, was based on the theme "Follow" and Luke 9:23.

  9. Youth groups from each of Holston Conference's 12 districts shared their gifts and talents.
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  11. Two months after historic wildfires swept through Sevier County, the annual offering will be divided for Holston Conference wildfire relief and Youth Service Fund. Total offering was $20,726, McLean said.

  12. Attractions included exhibitors and the sights and senses of Sevier County.