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See You At the Pole

See You at the Pole Events happen across the nation every year. This year it is taking place on September 25th hopefully at a school near you!

The idea behind the SYATP Event is for students to gather and pray. Pray for each other, pray for teachers, coaches, families, their school, the nation, and the world. SYATP is an intentional way for students to grow, support, lead, and come to the Lord in prayer. The week before the SYATP Event we will be focusing our time spent in prayer at VI on Wednesday Night. The week of SYATP we will be posting intentional prayer time prayers and prompts as we join in the week of prayer.


The call is out! SYATP is a STUDENT LED event that can happen at your school with someone like you starting the movement. It’s pretty easy and we are all here to help. Visit to get all the information, promotional materials, advice, and to get connected today.  This website has social media art, posters and tips to talk to your Principal and lots more. Myself and all the pastors here at ACUMC are here to support, guide, and pray for  you. Wendy in the church office is happy to help with print materials if you need it. 


Want to know how you can help…that’s easy…

PRAY -Since See You at the Pole is all about students praying, start praying for your students now! Pray for:

  • your students and their friends to take part in See You at the Pole.
  • the other students in your community (or church) to take part in See You at the Pole.
  • your youth pastor/leader in your church as he/she motivates and guides students for See You at the Pole.
  • your students' parents to be supportive of their involvement in See You at the Pole.
  • the non-Christian students that could be reached through See You at the Pole.
  • the Christian students in your community to strengthen their unity on campus all year long.



See You at the Pole is a student-led event. Strong student leadership is crucial. Adult volunteers and parents should not lead the See You at the Pole gathering. Many well-meaning adults take over and take away from the students by trying to lead out in the prayers at the flagpole. This is not the intention for See You at the Pole, nor is it legal for adults to lead. Please step back or stay away and let the students grow and learn in their faith by leading.

The best place for an adult to pray on the day of See You at the Pole is not on campus with the students, but at alternate locations such as your church, home, courthouse flagpole, office building flagpole, or military base flagpole.

It is important for students to know they are supported by adults from their churches, communities, and schools.

 Let’s join with many others from across the country as we come together as one voice in prayer on September 25th. Take a look at the video provided below to get more information about SYATP is and the impact it has on students, schools, communities, and your own personal life.



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Summer Offerings

Greetings Participants, Parents, and Followers of VI,

It is crazy to think that we are half-way through June already!  I wanted to make sure that we are all on the same page for what the rest of June looks like for Vertical Impact.

  • There will be NO VI this coming Wednesday (6/19) Between VBS, stretched adult leaders, and uncertain weather thus far this summer, I thought it best to have a break over VBS week. 
  • On Wednesday, June 26th we are making up for our break by hosting a field and worship night at the Radio Range Park! Youth should be dropped off and picked up from the park. Normal time from 7-9. Dinner will be provided that night. We will be playing some field games (cornhole, Ultimate Frisbee, Kan-jam, there is room to hike, and furry friends who socialize well with others and are on a leash are encouraged! We also ask that during the summer youth come prepared to be outside with bug spray and sunscreen. We will spend our evening having fun at Radio Range Park and then close our night with some acoustic worship led by our wonderful Worship Leader Caroline Perry.  (Radio Range Park is just past the Armstrong Cemetery on Indian Hill Rd.)
  • Then on Friday, June 28th join us for Jumpalaloza as we head to Anderson Townships Skyzone from 7-9pm for some jumping, dodgeball, obstacle course fun! Cost for this event is $23, you can pay ahead of time online, or bring money with you. There is an online waiver that MUST be filled out before arrival. Skyzone does not take paper copies of this waiver and you cannot jump, youth or adult, without this waiver on file. Those youth interested in going make sure this waiver is filled out before arriving. Those who need a ride contact Rebecca and rides can be arranged!  WAIVER LINK
  • Last but not least! On July 3rd I am inviting all youth, adult leaders, and parents out to our lovely little home in Loveland for a cookout. John and I are providing hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks. If you and/or your youth plan on attending please RSVP by July 2nd and bring a dish to share!  When you RSVP you will be provided with the address. RSVP to    

I will try my hardest to keep you up-to-date on our summer happenings here at VI this summer! Remember to check us out for news, updates, and fun on Instagram @vertical_impact and also note that our Missions Snack Shop is open all summer long on Wednesday's and Sundays. Stop by to buy some VI swag, get a snack, or put some money on a youth's account! Card, check, and cash is accepted. 100% or all proceeds on snack items will be going to local mission and outreach organizations here in Cincinnati. 

As Always,
Be A Blessing!  


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[VI]sonary Newsletter - November

Dropping in to Say BOO!

Halloween and October Recap

We have had a lot of fun this month at VI. Our Day of Service and Fun got weathered out by rain and cold temperatures, but that did not stop us from serving those in our extended community. We met at the church and filled gift bags to be delivered to the Twin Lakes community. It was a great afternoon filled with service from the heart and fellowship.

Our Halloween party was a great hit, many thanks to Abbie and Ginny and our Student Leaders team for pulling it all together and having fun! We played fall inspired games, had fun decorating pumpkins and coming up with life stories about our creations, some unfortunate souls battled their taste-buds to identify baby foods, and Tony was our great pumpkin pie eater winner!

October has been a great month to have fun and get to know the youth of ACUMC and its surrounding community! I am looking forward to continuing to get to know the youth and join in life with the VI family!

Be A Blessing

Night of Worship

“All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God” Psalm 86:9-10

We had our first Night of Worship this past month at VI. The Night of Worship is an intentional night at VI where we dedicate our gathering time to worshiping God and being in worship together as a community. These nights are always open to anyone (youth and adults) who want to simply come and worship together. Each month we will have a Wednesday night set apart for these Nights of Worship, and information and posts about these night can always be found on Facebook and Instagram. These nights are also potluck nights so everyone brings something to share with everyone as a meal beforehand. The next Night of Worship will be November 28th. Hope to see you there!

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Retreats, Conferences, and Trips Oh My!

Over the past month we have been blasting you with information and sign-ups for many VI activities. As a reminder of a few events:

1/19-1/21 The EDGE Conference is our Sr. High Winter Retreat where we will be heading to Gatlinburg, TN. Deposit and registration is due 11/18.

7/14-7/19 Summer Missions Trip to Niagara Falls, NY. While this event is a ways out, the first deposit is due on 11/26 to claim your spot on the team as spots are limited. There is an informational meeting on Nov 14th @ 6PM.


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