Due to the pandemic, some schools weren’t able to observe the 30th annual See You at the Pole™ (SYATP) on the fourth Wednesday in September. For those who weren’t able to participate then and are able to now, we are recommending SYATP Part Two be observed on the fourth Wednesday in October, the 28th, as an alternative date. We strongly encourage students and adults to follow all applicable local school guidelines and mandates.
The purpose of SYATP nor the theme have changed, just the date and possibly the location for some. SYATP is about one simple thing – STUDENTS in PRAYER. Before school, students will meet at their school’s flagpole to pray for their friends, families, teachers, school, city, state and nation to God. SYATP is a student-initiated, student-organized and student-led event. This year’s SYATP theme is “Return, Restore, Revive” and the scripture verse is 2 Kings 23:25 (MSG) – “There was no king to compare with Josiah—neither before nor after—a king who turned in total and repentant obedience to God, heart and mind and strength, following the instructions revealed to and written by Moses. The world would never again see a king like Josiah.”
“See You at the Pole this year will be like no other,” said First Priority Greater Birmingham Ministry Director Debi DeBoer. “Whether students are on campus or learning remotely, prayer will happen. As a nation, we need to return to the Lord and repent for present and past sins. Only then can relationships be restored and healing begin. Awaken our hearts, revive us or we can slumber and watch another generation be without hope.”
We have multiple resources available to students on our Web site including a planning guide, ways they can report their attendance numbers, and links to videos, the online SYATP store and multiple other resources.
On Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, we encourage you to gather with your family, at your place of business with coworkers or even online and HUMBLE yourselves in PRAYER and SEEK the face of God and take part in SYATP Part Two. PRAY for friends, families, teachers, schools and our world.