By Rachel Johnson and Eric Finet
The National Youth Cabinet would like to let you know what we did at our annual meeting, along with who came and what the theme for National Youth Sunday 2020 will be. The meeting was at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
At this meeting there were eight of us present, including
-- Madison Creps of Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren;
-- Eric Finet of Nokesville (Va.) Church of the Brethren;
-- Rachel Johnson of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren in Quarryville, Pa.;
-- Lucas Musselmann of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va.;
-- Grace van Asselt of McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren;
-- Dennis Beckner of Columbia City (Ind.) Church of the Brethren, an adult advisor;
-- Becky Ullom Naugle, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and Nolan McBride, assistant for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, as staff.
Leslie Lake of Polo (Ill.) Church of the Brethren and Tristen Craighead of Manassas (Va.) Church of the Brethren were unable to travel to be with us.
We discussed what our scripture focus and theme should be for this year’s National Youth Sunday. After much deliberation, we chose “Through My Fear I Trust in God,” based on Psalm 56:1-4.
During our three days together, the cabinet participated in various activities like eating dinner with general secretary David Steele and leading worship at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.
We cannot wait for all the youth across the country to prepare for National Youth Sunday on May 3!
-- Rachel Johnson and Eric Finet are members of the Church of the Brethren’s National Youth Cabinet.