NEW PHILADELPHIA -- More than 200 teenagers will converge on First Baptist Church at 878 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, to participate in "Remedy," a winter rally that will be held Thursday, Jan. 1 through Saturday, Jan. 3.

The rally is being hosted by 180, First Baptist's teen ministry headed by Brian Stuchul. Area youth and youth groups interested in participating in "Remedy" can contact Stuchul at First Baptist Church, (330) 339-1141, ext. 310.

Among those attending Remedy will be youth groups from Jackson, Mich., and Columbus. They will be staying with host families who attend First Baptist Church.

"We are using the event as a spring board for personal ministry and evangelism," Stuchal said. "My prayer for students, who already have a relationship with Christ, is that they will be challenged to go back to their school with a renewed sense of passion for reaching out to those who are far from God, and that they would share the 'Remedy' with the world around them as they point others to Christ."

Most of the events will take place in the 180 Building at Heritage Square Plaza at 515 Union Ave., Dover. The 16,000-square-foot facility features a 300-seat auditorium. It is equipped with carpet ball, sumo suits, Dance Dance Revolution, 16 player Halo system-link, eight network PCs for gaming, ping pong, air hockey, Four Square, mini-basketball and much more.

Cost is $30 per participant, plus money for lunch on Friday, Jan. 2. Each group is responsible for its own traveling to and from the rally and outside events.

Church hosting money seminar

The Christ United Methodist Church of Newcomerstown will be the location of the Managing Your Money seminar on Saturday, Jan. 24. The seminar will give people the information, tools, and confidence they need to achieve financial freedom! With practical, sound advice from the nation's top financial experts like Dick Towner, Matt Bell and Susan McCarthy.

Tickets are just $7 per person or $10 per couple and can be purchased by contacting Christ UMC at 498-8134 or you can e-mail them at christnct@sbcglobal.net.

Tickets include a brunch that will be served prior to the simulcast at 11 a.m. in the River of Life Community Center located at 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown, directly behind the Christ United Methodist Church.

This live seminar will be broadcast from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.

There will be opportunity to submit questions via the Internet and answers will be given throughout the nationwide simulcast. A booktable will be available for those wishing to purchase instructional materials and other financial help aids.