Second Baptist Church, located at 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will present its 17th-annual Youth Explosion at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church under the direction of Delores Wiggins, minister of music.
"Area youth are welcome to participate. This is an effort to raise funds for the youth to attend the National, State, District Congress of Christian Education. The youth have attended these cities in the past - St. Louis, Houston, Detroit, Charlotte, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Louisville and Memphis," a church spokesperson said.
The committee was formed by Vivian McLoyd, who remains its chairman.
The youth are encouraged to participate in various activities within the church such as Sunday school, the youth department, the youth choir and the young girls usher ministry. There also are guidelines such as attending a minimum of 23 Sundays of Sunday school along with participating in other areas of the youth ministry. Cynthia Smith is the youth director, Vivian McLoyd is chairperson, and the Rev. Calvin McLoyd is the church's pastor.
The Youth Explosion is open to the public. For information, call the church at (740) 282-4949.