Teens Encounter Christ is a young adult weekend that stemmed from the Roman Catholic Cursillo movement in Lansing, Michigan in 1965. It has grown and spread throughout the Anglican, Lutheran, and United Churches, in many countries throughout the world. In our Diocese, the first TEC weekend occurred in 1993. The weekend is designed to introduce youth (age 16 – 23) to the Easter mystery through a loving and supportive community. Over a period of three days , youth hear talks given by peers and older adults that explore the essentials of the faith. The talks are supported by small group discussions, worship and a backbone of prayer. In this way youth learn about and experience God’s love in Christ in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This program ran in the diocese for 13 years, but is currently on hold. For more information contact the Synod Office (780) 439-7344.