Today at NYC

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren

Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010

Today the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference opened on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Registration started at 10 a.m. on the outdoor concourse of Moby Arena, and continued through the day as district buses and vans, cars, and airport shuttles arrived with NYCers. A picnic was held for the 3,000 or so youth and adult advisors. Worship will gather the full conference in Moby Arena to sing, pray, receive a scripture-based message for the day, and commit together to become a community of Christ in this place for this week. The evening speaker is Angie Lahman Yoder, minister of worship at Circle of Peace Church of the Brethren in Peoria, Ariz. Late-evening activities include a reception for the international participants and scholarship recipients.

Quotes of the Day

“I’ve got a feeling tonight is going to be a good time.”
–Angela Lahman Yoder, minister of worship at Circle of Peace Church of the Brethren in Peoria, Ariz., preaching for the opening worship service of NYC 2010

“If you take Jesus seriously, one of the things you discover is that Jesus is more than meets the eye.”
–Annual Conference moderator Robert Alley, helping to welcome youth to NYC

“I’m going to be honest, this is going to be a challenge for us this week. But when we get it, it’s going to be awesome!”
–NYC music coordinator David Meadows of Hollidaysburg, Pa., introducing the NYC theme song, “More Than Meets the Eye,” composed by Shawn Kirchner

NYC Question of the Day

“What was the most interesting thing you did to raise money to go to NYC?”

Deidra Stultz
Roanoke, Va.

“We sell Easter eggs. Chocolate with peanut butter filling.”

Interviews and photos by Frank Ramirez

Jacob Crouse
Warrensburg, Mo.

“I did not do a thing! I’m staff, playing in the praise band.”

Aidan Ottoni-Wilhelm
Richmond, INd.

“We had a skit in our church talent show.”

Thomas Ruth
Hanover, Pa.

“Sold soup and salad at a church yard sale.”

Josh Bollinger
Bridgewater, Va.

“Served sandwiches and home-made doughnuts to 2,000 bicyclists.”

The News Team for the 2010 National Youth Conference (NYC) includes photographers Glenn Riegel and Keith Hollenberg, writers Frank Ramirez and Frances Townsend, “NYC Tribune” guru Eddie Edmonds, Facebooker and Twitterer Wendy McFadden, website staff Amy Heckert, and news director and editor Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford. Contact .

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