Ezra Engle (A Youth Leader) is planning to drive 7 interested youth to Concord to meet up with a few other youth groups to take part in a special series of talks led by Audrey McCormick about sex, relationships, boundaries, and thinking about the choices we make in the future. We had Audrey visit our group in Antioch last in March of 2019 and about 22 of our group’s youth participated in at least 3 of her weekly presentations and learned from the helpful information she shared. This year, Audrey is inviting us to her visit her church youth group (which meets on Wednesdays) and it sounds like it will be a fun experience. -Ezra Engle

Video by Audrey from Options Health

For the youth:

Wednesday, March 2nd

6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, March 9th

6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, March 16th

6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, March 23rd

6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, March 30th

6:30-8:30 PM

Conference For Parents or Guardians

ParentEd Conference

Cancelled, due to low registration numbers. Sorry about that. Contact Audrey for the next Parent Seminar scheduled.

A Letter To Parents:

Dear Parents,
We are so excited for the opportunity to bring our EmpowerEd program to your students. This program is part of Options Health, and has been designed to equip and empower youth, parents, and educators to navigate the tough waters of our culture when it comes to sex and dating. EmpowerEd offers research-based material that is rooted and grounded in Scripture. The aim is to lead students to discover God’s design and purpose for sex so that they are equipped to make healthy choices in this challenging arena of life. We encourage you to use this EmpowerEd series as an opportunity to begin crucial conversations with your students about these tough topics.
The five lessons taught through EmpowerEd are titled: (1) Let’s Talk About Sex, (2) Real Risks of Sexual Activity, (3) Real Risks of Sexual Activity: Pregnancy & Prevention, (4) Healthy Relationships, and (5) Making Healthy Choices for the Future. For each lesson of the series, students will experience an interactive multimedia presentation by our EmpowerEd educators and then will be given time to discuss the material as a class or in small groups.
We are aware that our material includes sensitive topics, so if you have any questions or concerns about any of the material, please feel free to contact us and we can give you further insight in an effort to keep you fully informed.
Thank you for giving us the honor and privilege to speak to your student! We love the role God has given us in planting seeds of life and hope in the heart of each student. We trust EmpowerEd will have a great impact on your student.
The EmpowerEd Team

Options Health

Parent Seminar Address: Clayton Community Church:
5555 Clayton Rd, Clayton, CA 94517

ParentEd Conference Registration Link:

Students: If you want to participate but Ezra’s van is already full, you may also choose to have your parent drive you to Sanctuary Ministries in Concord, CA for any and all of the sessions in March

5 Meeting Sessions Address for Parents driving youth:

Sanctuary Ministries:

2250 Commerce Ave,
Unit D,
Concord, CA 94520

6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesdays in March


Is our regular Youth group still happening on Tuesdays at Hillside?

Yes! We still plan to meet at Hillside Church in Antioch from 7:00-8:30 PM as usual.

How do I reserve a seat in Ezra’s Van?

Send Ezra a text message or a message through remind with your full name and he will reply with an answer about if a spot is available for you. Priority will be given to students who have not already seen the presentation in 2019, and those closer to graduating if demand is higher than expected.

How do I sign up for youth updates through remind?

Send a text to 81010 with this code: @wiredyg