More than 1,000 students have registered to attend RUSH at Freed-Hardeman University this weekend, Sept. 14-16, according to Joe Askew, FHU director of admissions and co-coordinator of the event.
RUSH, or Reaching Unlimited Spiritual Heights, invites Christian junior high and high school students to participate in a weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth. Focusing on “Beautiful Things,” it will feature a series of lessons and activities highlighting the differences between what the world considers beautiful and what God considers beautiful, Askew said.
David Shannon from Mount Juliet, Tenn., will be the keynote speaker for the event. Shannon, a Freed-Hardman alumnus, is the preacher for the Mount Juliet Church of Christ.
In addition, Bud Lambert, a counselor from Nashville, will lead two sessions on “A More Beautiful, Healthy You.” The organizers have also planned six Skype sessions with mission efforts around the globe to highlight world-wide service.
Entertainment activities for the weekend will include a performance by hypnotist Jim Wand, a concert and carnival in the commons area and a beauty pageant for local special needs girls.
“It’s not too late to register,” Askew said, emphasizing “more are registering every hour.” Registration is $20 without meals and $30 with two meals provided. Registration packets will include a t-shirt and access to events and entertainment for the weekend. Interested persons or youth groups may visit www.fhu.edu/rush
for registration and information regarding housing.