By Becky Ullom Naugle
Upcoming Youth and Young Adult Ministries programs and events include National Junior High Sunday on Nov. 6, 2022; Christian Citizenship Seminar on April 22-27, 2023; National Youth Sunday on May 7, 2023; Young Adult Conference on May 5-7, 2023; and National Junior High Conference on June 16-18, 2023.
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National Junior High Sunday gives congregations a chance to highlight the gifts and skills of their junior high youth. Most congregations will celebrate on Sunday, Nov. 6, although the worship resources are not dated. This year’s scripture focus is Matthew 14:22-33, with the theme “Take Courage.” Logos and numerous worship planning resources can be found at www.brethren.org/yya/jr-high-resources.
Please pray… For the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Church of the Brethren and the success of these upcoming events.
High school youth and their advisors will want to attend Christian Citizenship Seminar, April 22-27, 2023. The event, themed “Hot and Hungry” with the focus scripture of 1 Kings 17:7-16, will explore the climate crisis in relation to food security. This year’s event will take place entirely in Washington, D.C. The registration fee is $500 and includes event programing, hotel lodging for five nights, and two dinner meals. Registration will open at www.brethren.org/yya/ccs on Jan. 9, 2023.
We will celebrate National Youth Sunday on May 7, 2023. Scripture, theme, and worship planning resources will be posted in early March at www.brethren.org/yya/national-youth-sunday.
Young Adult Conference will take place at Camp Mack near Milford, Ind., on May 5-7, 2023. People ages 18 to 35 will gather for a weekend of fellowship and worship. Save $50 by registering in January! Regular registration, $250, will be available during February, March, and April. The Young Adult Steering Committee will be gathering soon to discern the weekend’s theme and other details. Stay tuned for more information to be posted at www.brethren.org/yya/yac.
National Junior High Conference will be held June 16-18, 2023, on the campus of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. The weekend will be filled with engaging worship, fun workshops, and great chances to socialize in both workshops and recreation. Early birds can register for only $250 during January 2023! Regular registration in March and April will be $300. Stay tuned for theme information to be posted at www.brethren.org/yya/njhc.
— Becky Ullom Naugle is director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Church of the Brethren.
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