National Young Adult Conference to be held virtually in 2020, in-person in 2021

By Becky Ullom Naugle

Double dipping! Who doesn’t love two scoops rather than one? National Young Adult Conference (NYAC) will happen two years in a row: once virtually in 2020, and in-person in 2021.

The NYAC 2020 theme, “Love in Action,” based on Romans 12:9-18, invites us to make our love for God’s children visible. Staying home, rather than traveling and gathering in person, is a perfect embodiment of the theme. The Young Adult Steering Committee hopes avoiding an in-person event will help protect the health of our sisters and brothers.

Although the committee is still working out exactly what the shift to a virtual event means, it is clear there will be several free, virtual connecting points for young adults at the end of May.

We are excited to work at being a virtual community and offering mutual support in these tough times. Young adults should stay tuned for more information about how and when to connect at the end of May for the experiment with virtual NYAC. Young adults should also put NYAC on their calendars for May 28-31, 2021.

As we experience this epidemic, Romans 12:12 reminds us to “rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” May it be so!

— Becky Ullom Naugle is director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Church of the Brethren.

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