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The Church of the Brethren FaithX program is offering a variety of opportunities in 2024: Older adults age 55-plus are invited to join a new short-term service opportunity at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., Feb. 25-March 1. Registration is now open at www.brethren.org/faithx. Later in the year, a full slate of junior high, senior high, and adult trips will be offered, plus the “We Are Able” trip for young adults with intellectual disabilities. An adult international trip for those 18 and older will travel to Ecuador to serve at Fundacion Brethren y Unida (FBU) June 1-10, and an adult domestic trip will occur in partnership with Brethren Disaster Ministries July 28-Aug. 3. Registration will open online on Jan. 10.



The Midwest region's Powerhouse Regional Youth Conference, sponsored by Northern Indiana District’s youth cabinet with assistance from some Manchester University students, will take place Feb. 16-18, 2024, at Camp Mack in Milford, Ind. David Radcliff, director of New Community Project, will be the keynote speaker on the theme “Caring for Others and Caring for God’s Creation.” Workshops will include leadership from Brethren Volunteer Service and FaithX, with other workshop options, worship, and recreation through the weekend. Cost is $99 for youth, $79 for advisors. Registration deadline is Feb. 2. Watch for more details soon.


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 TBD



Transformed by God

May 24-26, 2024
Shepherd’s Spring Camp near Sharpsburg, MD



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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