The always much anticipated annual Thanksgiving Praise Night and Kimchi Bowl (co-ed flag football tournament) are opportunities for churches and youth all over New England to come together for more than just the excitement of competition with a pretty fly trophy on the line.  We gather because we are a people each in need of God's grace and one another--the encouragement of the body of Christ.  We play together, pray together and live life together for God's glory.


Thanksgiving Praise Night

Even if you're not playing football, all youth, youth leaders and parents are welcome to come out and worship together!

November 2, 2018

North Boston KUMC
244 Lowell St, Andover, MA 01810

Kimchi Bowl

November 3, 2018
Check in start: 8:00 AM
Play begins: 9:00 AM
Final game ends: about 2:00 PM


Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Lower Campus Main Field
130 Essex Street, S. Hamilton, MA 01982

November can be very cold!  Players and spectators should plan to dress in warm layers and bring hats, gloves, blankets, chairs, etc.

By Monday, Oct. 29, email church name, youth leader name, email, phone number, team name & roster (names of everyone on the team) to
On game day, bring payment and this Kimchi Bowl Team Roster Registration Form completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
No signature, no play.

See the Official Kimchi Bowl Rules for how to prepare for game day.  Happy practicing!


Host Church:
Each year, ARISE partners with a local church who graciously hosts this worship night and welcomes the youth from all over the region into its home.  We hope the youth continually see the presence and importance of the church, are served and loved by its faithful men and women and grow in their own love for the church.  We are very grateful for its leaders and the moms and dads who earnestly pray for and serve the youth behind the scenes!

Appreciation Night:
During the week leading up to the tournament, we invite all volunteers and participating youth pastors and team coaches together for dinner, tournament overview and prayer as we prepare to serve the youth.