by Kelsey Murray
New to National Youth Conference in 2018: all service projects will take place on the campus of Colorado State University. NYC will be hosted at CSU in Fort Collins, Colo., on July 21-26, 2018. Registration opens online on Jan. 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. (central time) at www.brethren.org/nyc .
Those registering by Jan. 21 will get a free NYC 2018 drawstring backpack. The registration fee is $500; a non-refundable deposit of $250 must be paid at the time of registration. The balance is due by April 30, 2018.
Three service projects
NYC participants may choose one of three service projects. The three possibilities are: Participants will be guided by staff of Brethren Disaster Ministries to organize and pack clean-up buckets, to be distributed to disaster survivors by Church World Service (CWS). Participants may make diapers from t-shirts to send to Midwives for Haiti, in a project that will include organizing, tracing, and cutting diaper patterns. Finally, participants may help host a fun summer day camp for two local organizations serving youth in the Fort Collins area: Boys and Girls Club ( www.begreatlarimer.org ); and Base Camp ( www.mybasecampkids.org/summercamp ).
These are all ways we will spread the love and light of Jesus Christ to the Fort Collins area and far beyond!
When you register for NYC, remember to order an official NYC shirt. Sunday, July 22, 2018, will be NYC Shirt Day, and we want anyone with an NYC shirt to wear it that day. Let’s fill Moby Arena with blue! Shirts cost $20 and will be mailed in June.
-- Kelsey Murray is coordinator of National Youth Conference 2018, serving through Brethren Volunteer Service. For more information go to www.brethren.org/nyc .