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Warsaw 20-Somethings Ministry Featured

Jan 10, 2005

A new ministry for 20-somethings headed by BMH Operations Manager Ann Myers and her husband, Kent, is featured on the front page of today’s Warsaw (IN) Times-Union newspaper. The article, written by staffer David Slone, credits the Myers with providing an alternative to young adults who want to choose wholesome entertainment and fellowship over the bar scene. Kent and Ann’s home church is Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church (John Teevan, pastor). Several paragraphs of the article are excerpted here–to read the entire article click here.

After college, young adults often complain there’s nothing to do and no opportunities to meet new people.

The bar scene becomes old and jobs can limit one’s free time.

But “20somethings” is offering those young adults in their 20s a chance to gather for music, games and conversation. They meet on the first and third Fridays of every month beginning at 8 p.m. at the Summit Building, corner of Market and Buffalo streets downtown Warsaw.

Ann and Kent Myers sponsor the group. Ann said her daughter, Mindy Schwartz, and her daughter’s friend, Amy Hunter, moved to the Warsaw area after college. They talked about the need for a non-bar place to meet people and just hang out.

“I said, ‘OK, let’s start something,’” said Ann.

She started first by calling the churches in the community and asking them if they had anything for people in their 20s. Myers said they didn’t really have what they were looking for in a group. She also asked around for a person who may be interested in being a part of a core leadership group to get a group for 20-somethings started. That’s when she found Lee Compson, an intern at Pleasant View Bible Church.

Myers, Schwartz, Hunter and Compson got together and started planning and praying about what Warsaw needed, Ann said. And the group 20somethings was formed in May.