Youth Speech Contest Winners Address NYC

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 19, 2010       As worship concluded Monday morning at National Youth Conference, singer songwriter Ken Medema summed up the service with a new song: “We are broken one and all, But still we hear God’s awesome call. Turn the rock over,

Today at NYC

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010   The three winners of the youth speech contest on the NYC stage during worship on Monday morning: Arbie Karasek, Renee Neher, and Kelsey Boardman. Below: Shane Claiborne gave the evening message for worship. Photos by Glenn Riegel  An early morning 5K

Claiborne Calls NYC to a Radical Revolution of Confession and Grace

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 19, 2010 Photo by Glenn Riegel “Who am I? Which voices do I trust? Who will really listen? What gift of God is in me?” These questions of identity and purpose, asked during a reader’s theater, helped open worship on Monday evening. The

Work Projects Take 700 Youth out to Serve the Community

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 19, 2010   A Monday afternoon service project had youth painting an anti-beaver concoction on trees at a natural area near Fort Collins. Photos by Frances TownsendThe Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Loveland was one of the Monday service projects at

Pneuma Challenge Brings 40-Plus Teams into a ‘Spirit’ Competition

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 18, 2010   A Pneuma Challenge participant receives clues via text message. Photos by Glenn Riegel   One of the Pneuma Challenge stations was the making of a cross out of broken shards of pottery. Sunday afternoon’s Pneuma Challenge scavenger hunt proved popular. Forty

International Guests Come to NYC from Brazil and Nigeria

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 18, 2010   Israel Fereira Lopes Jr. greeted the NYC. He is one of the Brazilian youth representatives here this week. Below: Nigerian representative Markus Gamache (right) is interviewed by Frank Ramirez, a member of the NYC news team. Photos by Glenn Riegel  

Myer Challenges Youth to Let Their Light Shine

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 18, 2010   Jim Myer preaches to NYC on the theme, “This Little Light of Mine.” After the sermon, the congregation were given glow sticks to break and wave, creating light in the darkness. Photos by Glenn Riegel and Keith Hollenberg While many

Today at NYC

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17-22, 2010  NYC today opened with early morning devotions, following by the main Sunday morning worship service led by Ted Swartz of Ted & Co. The day continued with small group meetings, a Pneuma Challenge, workshops in the afternoon. Evening worship featured Jim Myer of the Brethren Revival Fellowship.

Atlantic Southeast District Tea Candles Provide Light at NYC

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — July 17, 2010   She left the battery powered tea candles at Camp Ithiel once her wedding reception was done. Little did she know that those candles would Youth representing Atlantic Southeast District are part of a procession of district representatives who carried in a

Youth Are Invited into a Sacred Space of Belonging in Christ

2010 National Youth Conference of the Church of the Brethren Fort Collins, Colo. — Saturday, July 17, 2010   It was immediately evident to the close to 3,000 people in attendance at the opening worship service of National Youth Conference 2010, that there was a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to their new theme