Miqra

MIQRA (meek-rah) is a weekend retreat that focuses on the Bible and allows teens to discover what’s in it, why we should care, and how to read it.

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Miqra 2019

What’s with the name?
“MIQRA” is a Hebrew word, which means “reading,” and refers to the ancient Jewish practice of gathering at the local synagogue to hear a public reading of scripture, thus it was also sometimes used to mean, “Bible.”

Is the Bible read out loud at MIQRA?
Yes. We read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation in 72 hours! The reading is voluntary and participants take turns reading in shifts around the clock.

What else happens along with the reading?
So many fun things happen at MIQRA! We play wacky games like Church Commandos and Nave Olympics. We have a movie night. We worship with the Mustard Seeds, our diocesan youth band. Participants attend engaging workshops on various biblical topics and hear clergy speak about the bible. Those who attend also meet with a small group several times to make friends and talk about what they’re discovering about the Bible through the event.

Why do we have this event?
The Bible is obviously important to the Christian faith, but many Christians may not know what’s in it, may find it difficult to read, or may not know how it is relevant to their life. This event offers teens a chance to come together, make friends, ask questions, and learn about God’s love letter to the world.

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1 pm to Monday, January 20, 2020, 10:30 am
Where: Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, KS
Who: Grades 6-12
Fee: $55 (if this is your first ever diocesan youth event, pay just $30)
Priority Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020 (price increases by $15 after this date)
Registration forms: Available on Monday, November 18, 2019

Music practice!
Musicians are invited to arrive at 10 am on Saturday for rehearsal. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP and let the Youth Missioner know you plan to arrive early.

Mini Miqra for College-Age
New event in 2019! Start the weekend-long reading of the Bible out loud, attend workshops to learn more about the Bible, talk about what matters, play games, eat yummy food and hang-out with Episcopalians your age!

When: Friday, January 17, 2020, 10 am to Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 am
Where: Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, KS
Who: College-Age folks, age 18-24ish
Fee: $15
Priority Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020 (price increases by $5 after this date)
Registration forms: Available on Monday, November 18, 2019

Check us out!

  • Read the profile on Miqra at Key Resources, a web site from the faith formation curators in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching, a service of Virginia Theological Seminary.

Questions? Contact Diocesan Youth Missioner, Karen Schlabach, kschlabach@episcopal-ks.org.

1 thought on “Miqra

  1. kylematthewoliver

    Thanks for linking to the Key Resources article about Miqra, and best of luck with this year’s event!

    Reply

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