CityTeens Conquer CityLife Together

CityTeens Conquer CityLife Together

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

GREENWOOD, INDIANA (June 20, 2018) – It’s very difficult to be a teen nowadays. Granted the emotional and physical perils of adolescence have always abounded, but today’s technology has raised the problem to a deafening fever pitch broadcast worldwide. It’s hard enough to deal with the problems that today’s youth face, but doing so alone while the world literally watches on can be catastrophic. This is why CityLife church and its volunteers have stepped in to try to help ease the burden with CityTeens.

CityTeens is a group developed by CityLife to help young individuals from all over unite to conquer today’s difficult city life together. Youth groups for highschool and middle school meet at CityLife Church in Greenwood, Indiana every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 pm. They have multiple fun activities mixed with lessons on how to deal with teenage life nowadays through the power of the gospel. Their website describes the sessions perfectly with the following explanation…

“CityTeens is our ministry for students from 6th-12th grade. Teens from several different schools come on a weekly basis to learn how to deal with the issues surrounding teenage life through the power of the gospel. We don’t think kids should be seen and not heard. We know our students are our next generation of leaders so we want to prepare them for it. We want them to be unashamed for the gospel of Christ and living it out in their schools. Come join us as we train the next generation for Christ.”

CityLife Youth Groups for highschool and middle school meet at CityLife Church in Greenwood, Indiana every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 pm at 50 Airport Parkway Suite A & B, Greenwood, IN 46143.

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CityLife Youth Groups for highschool and middle school meet at CityLife Church in Greenwood, Indiana every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 pm

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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