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New Light Christian Opens The Place 2 Hang

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New Light Christian Church, Indianapolis, opened The Place 2 Hang, on Friday, April 17. The program is a community gathering place that features a weekly chaperoned social and recreational gathering for youth between the ages of 11 and 21. The Place 2 Hang also includes monthly programs for adults between the ages of 21-55.

The program is held every Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Place 2 Hang is an outreach of New Light’s M-Power Youth Mentoring Program. The Place 2 Hang program is designed to make a positive impact on youth and the wider community. It is a place for youth to have fun and be themselves.

The church believes that if they can provide a safehaven for youth to gather, it will be a positive outlet for them. The Place 2 Hang is one way that New Light attempts to meet the youth where they are. Activites include, but are not limited to, time on the computers, Playstation, Wii, Basketball, Volleyball, Double Dutch, Talent shows, greek step shows, poetry contests, ping pong, movies, and more.

Rev. Michael Scaife, pastor of New Light Christian Church, comments that The Place 2 Hang offers "community outreach by providing recreational activities, mentoring, education, and social services." He adds, "We've also found out that when youth and the community at large are offered structured, consistent night-time programs that include recreation programs as well as evening social activities, the impact on crime reduction is proven."

The program serves young adults and older individuals through programs such as HIV/AIDS testing, voter registration, Health screenings, AA and NA information weekly and monthly.

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Written by ccindiananews

April 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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  1. Pastor Scaife what a wonderful program you have implemented for youth!! May God continue to bless you and the entire New Light Christian Church Family!

    Tracy Wilborn-Phillips

    April 29, 2009 at 10:19 am

  2. Pastor Scaife and all at New Light, Praise the Lord for His Spirit at work in you to reach the community with and for our Lord Jesus. May all our churches give praise for how our Lord is utilizing you. Pastor Gary McManus, DCC

    Gary McManus

    May 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm


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