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Newsline for July 30, 2014 (July 30, 2014)

NYC 2014: 1) That youth would encounter Christ: A conversation with the NYC coordinators. 2) NYC speakers encourage youth to seek their calling in Christ. 3) NYC enjoys a Brethren Block Party. 4) Reception welcomes international guests and NYC scholarship recipients. 5) Service projects take youth beyond campus borders to share with others. 6) Hiking trips take youth into Rocky Mountain National Park. 7) Blessed on the journey to NYC. 8) NYC bits and pieces. OTHER NEWS: 9) CWS announces efforts for unaccompanied child refugees, faith leaders and immigrant activists to protest deportations. 10) Brethren bits. Read more »


CWS announces efforts for unaccompanied child refugees, faith leaders and immigrant activists to protest deportations (July 30, 2014)

Church World Service is involved in an action of civil disobedience at the White House this week, as the Congress and US administration consider expediting deportations of refugee children. Also, CWS has announced a number of ways it is working to aid the refugee children, and is asking supporters to call Congress to urge passage of a “clean” supplemental funding bill responding to the situation of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. CWS is a longstanding ecumenical humanitarian organization, of which the Church of the Brethren is a member denomination. Read more »


That youth would encounter Christ: A conversation with the NYC coordinators (July 30, 2014)

Tucked away in the coordinators’ office at National Youth Conference, Katie Cummings, Tim Heishman, and Sarah Neher took a few minutes to chat with me about the week so far. Between chirps on the walkie talkie and bites of gluten-free oatmeal, they caught me up on their unique perspective of this long-awaited event. We talked about what it has meant to be a part of NYC, and how it will affect their lives on the other side. Read more »


NYC speakers encourage youth to seek their calling in Christ (July 30, 2014)

Over the course of six days at National Youth Conference, July 19-24, Brethren youth heard from 10 outstanding speakers who brought messages for morning and evening worship services each day. Here is an review of the messages for NYC 2014, written by NYC News Team volunteer Frank Ramirez: Read more »


Service projects take youth beyond campus borders to share with others (July 30, 2014)

On a blisteringly hot Monday, willing volunteers from the 2014 National Youth Conference were spread from the Colorado State University campus beyond to the greater Fort Collins and Loveland areas, working at indoor and outdoor projects. Read more »


NYC bits and pieces (July 30, 2014)

Bits and pieces of info about NYC including links to the daily web pages covering the daily themes and scripture texts, a shout out to the first finishers of the 5K fun run, a “by the numbers” run-down of the conference, and more. Read more »


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