This summer, over 350 United Church of Christ youth from Maine to Maryland will be heading to the California University of Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh to take part in the Eastern Regional Youth Event. This four-day gathering, from July 19--22, is designed for current 6th through 12th graders. The cost is $350 per person which includes dormitory housing in double rooms for three nights, 8 meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast, and all programs and service opportunities. The Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut Conferences are collaborating on providing bus service to the event, which is estimated to be an additional $125 per person. (These costs may change slightly as final arrangements are made.)
If you and your youth group are interested in attending, please take a moment to fill out this brief pre-registration form so that we can be sure you are accommodated.
The focus scripture for the event is Psalm 101:1 -- My theme song is God's love and justice, which grows out of the United Church of Christ's mission statement, "United in Christ's love, a just world for all." There will be programming around the UCC's 3 Great Loves: love of neighbor, love of children, and love of creation.
ERYE 2018 is an opportunity for our youth and their adult leaders to experience the vitality and diversity of the wider United Church of Christ. Through engaging in worship, workshops, service projects, and recreation, the youth will be nurtured as young leaders, and the will network with UCC teens from other conferences throughout the northeast. The experiences and learnings from this event will be brought back home with the potential to nurture your congregation in new and exciting ways. We hope that you will join us!
Debbie Gline Allen
Christian Education & Youth Ministry Consultant
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