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Church of the Brethren FaithX trips are short-term service experiences that challenge us to be more aware of ourselves, our communities, and our world.

The trips provide opportunities for all ages to serve. Traditional junior and senior high youth trips are happening during summer, and a few new trip options are also available. During the summer, a family trip with childcare provided will allow attendees of any age to experience service together. Additionally, the summer schedule includes adult trips in the US with Brethren Disaster Ministries and in Ecuador, a We Are Able trip for persons with intellectual disabilities, options for combined junior and senior high youth groups to attend together, or the opportunity to create a custom trip.

Registration for summer FaithX trips is now open! To register or to view the full 2024 FaithX schedule and learn more about the trips, go to www.brethren.org/faithx. If you did not receive a 2024 FaithX brochure in the mail, reach out to the FaithX Office to have one sent to you. The FaithX Office can be contacted at faithx@brethren.org or 847-429-4337.



The next CCS will be April 11-16, 2024

Online registration opened December 1, 2023. Register and pay in full by Dec. 31 to receive a free t-shirt! Non-refundable deposit of $250 due within two weeks of registration in order to hold your spot.

2024 theme: “And They Fled: Advocating for Just Immigration Policy,” Matthew 2:13 – 23

Not only did Jesus care for and welcome all, but as a child he and his family were forced to flee violence (Matthew 2:13-23). People fleeing violence, the impacts of climate change, and economic catastrophe continue to seek a safe place to live and support their families. But what does leaving your home country actually mean? What are the reasons that demand such a huge sacrifice? A posture of welcome and care is a clear Christian mandate and the right to seek asylum is a human right. While community and religious groups continue to provide critical support for families in need, the government has a duty to make just and life-giving policies. While the challenges are significant, our response should be one of love. During CCS 2024 come to Washington to learn about asylum and immigration from policy experts, faith-based advocates, and community organizers. You will gain tools to address Congress, hear examples of local communities’ ministries and Church of the Brethren churches around the world, and strengthen your biblical understanding of God’s love in this work.

Who is eligible to attend?
All high school youth, college freshman, and age equivalent young adults and their adult advisors are eligible to attend the seminar. Churches are strongly encouraged to send an advisor with their youth, even if only one or two youth attend. Churches are required to register one advisor for every four youth.

What is the cost?
The $500 registration fee includes: all event programming, shared room lodging for five nights, and 2 dinner meals. Participants need to bring additional money for most meals, sightseeing, personal expenses, and public transportation fares.

What if I have questions?
If you have any questions, contact Becky Ullom Naugle, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, at bullomnaugle@brethren.org or 847-404-0163



Suggested date: May 5, 2024

Theme: Your Life, God's Direction



May 24-26, 2024

Shepherd’s Spring Camp & Retreat Center
near Sharpsburg, MD

Young Adult Conference (YAC) offers people ages 18-35 a chance to enjoy fellowship, worship, recreation, Bible study, service projects and more… with other fantastic young adults!

Registration is open! Register between 1/12 and 2/14 to get free Nutter’s Ice Cream during YAC!

Register Now 

See a draft schedule for the conference.

Download the 2024 Young Adult Conference brochure.

Preachers include Audrey and Tim Hollenberg-Duffey, Cliff and Arlene Kindy, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred. Get to know Annual Conference Moderator Elect Dava Hensley. Share your thoughts with the “Calling Denominational Leadership Study Committee.” Worship will be coordinated by Erika Clary and Connor Ladd. Stay tuned for more leadership announcements!

Registration includes housing, meals, and programming. Scholarships (travel, BVS) available by request until April 15; contact bullomnaugle@brethren.org or 847-429-4385.

  • 18-year-olds can attend for only $150!
  • Regular registration is $275.

Non-refundable deposit of $150 is due within two weeks of registering.

After May 1, there will be a late fee of $50 added to the registration fee.

The Young Adult Steering Committee is busy planning and dreaming.

Questions? Becky Ullom Naugle, 847-429-4385, bullomnaugle@brethren.org



Camp Emmanuel has announced its 2024 schedule:

Women's May 31st thru June 2nd  
Youth  June 2nd thru June 8th (Completed 9th thru 12th)
Middle School  June 9th-15th (Completed 6th thru 8th)
Junior  June 19th thru June 23 (Completed grades 3rd thru 5th)
Pre_junior June 28-30th (Completed Kindergarten thru 2nd grade) 
Day Camp July 15-19 (Completed grades K thru 5th)
Men's Camp August 9th thru 11th  
Family Camp August 30 thru September 2nd  
Creation Camp*  September 6-8 (Completed grades 3rd thru 6th grade)
*NEW this year


Camp Emmaus 

2024 Dates

July 7-11   Intermediate Camp
July 12-14   Young Adult and Young at Heart Camp (YAAYAH)
July 14-20   Senior High Camp
July 21-27   Middle School Camp
August 2-4   CIT
August 3-4   Elementary Camp
August 8-10   Women's Camp
August 16-18   Men's Camp




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