Today at NYC - Thursday, July 26, 2018




NYC 2018 theme for Thursday, July 26

“Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan” (Luke 17:15-16).


Quotes of the day:

 The closing worship service of NYC 2018

Final morning of worship at NYC 2018. Photo by Nevin Dulabaum

 Michaela Alphonse preaches for NYC 2018

Michaela Alphonse preaches for NYC 2018. Photo by Glenn Riegel

 Becky Ullom Naugle (right) gives a thank you gift to NYC coordinator Kelsey Murray

Becky Ullom Naugle (right) gives a thank you gift to NYC coordinator Kelsey Murray. Photo by Glenn Riegel

 Jarrod McKenna, the Wednesday evening speaker, joins in the closing worship service of NYC

Jarrod McKenna, the Wednesday evening speaker, joins in the closing worship service of NYC. Photo by Nevin Dulabaum

 Carol Elmore, advisor to the youth cabinet, helps hand out knotted fabric

Carol Elmore, advisor to the youth cabinet, helps hand out knotted fabric for NYCers to take home-a remembrance that they are "not" alone and are bound together in Christ. Photo by Nevin Dulabaum

“These last 15 months I learned more about myself, my faith, and this community.... Thank you so much.”
-- Kelsey Murray, NYC coordinator, in her final speech to the 2018 National Youth Conference.

“We should as a people remember, in our gratefulness we shouldn’t compare ourselves to each other.... True gratitude gets us out of that comparison trip because God doesn’t play favorites.... True gratitude moves us to active compassion rather than comparison.”
-- Michaela Alphonse, preaching the closing sermon of NYC 2018.

“When we give thanks to God in the times of pain, and joy, there is blessing.”
-- Michaela Alphonse on the nature of gratitude. Her scripture text was the story of the healing of the 10 lepers. She noted that the one who returned to Jesus to say thank you was a Samaritan, and that none of Jesus’ countrymen  who received the additional blessing of wholeness bestowed by Christ.

“I wish I could tell you that everyone’s going to get it when you get home. You’re going to have to testify...of seeing Christ in one another.... Adults, it’s your job to bridge...the words that they [youth] tell so that those around them can hear.”
-- Josh Brockway, who has served as spiritual director for the conference, giving closing advice and prayers before the participants left NYC.


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The NYC 2018 Press Team includes Laura Brown, Allie Dulabaum, Mary Dulabaum, Nevin Dulabaum, Eddie Edmonds, Russ Otto, Frank Ramirez, Alane Riegel, Glenn Riegel, and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of News Services for the Church of the Brethren.

 Goodbyes on the last day of NYC

Goodbyes on the last day of NYC. Above: photo by Glenn Riegel. Below: photos by Nevin Dulabaum

 Goodbye photos on the last day of NYC 2018
 A last group photo before leaving NYC 2018
 Popsicles - part of the closing experience of NYC 2018

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