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National Junior High Sunday - November 4. 2018
2018 resources will be posted online by Oct. 1
Find worship resources, logos, and more free downloads at www.brethren.org/yya/jr-high-resources.html.
This special Sunday is an opportunity for congregations to call youth into leadership, and invite junior highers to help lead worship for the whole church. Resources are offered to aid junior high youth and their adult advisors to plan and lead a worship focused on the theme.
Resources include calls to worship and benedictions and other liturgy, aids for preparing a sermon and ideas for responding to a sermon, a children’s story, ideas for music and hymns, and more.
2018 Fall Youth Retreat / Leaf Raking
November 9-11, 2018
3011 W. Camp Road
Oregon, Illinois 61061
When: Registration will begin at 7 pm on Friday Night. Retreat participants will be dismissed on Sunday around noon. We are open to people coming late or leaving early so long as they are at the retreat Saturday Morning.
Who: Everyone currently in 9th through 12th grades plus First Year College students during the 2018- 2019 school year. Friends and advisors are welcome.
Cost: $30 for youth and adults. Make checks payable to “Illinois/Wisconsin District Youth”
What to Bring: Games, Bible, Rake, Sleeping Bag, Snacks to share, Towel, and Work clothes.
Service Project Information: We recommend dressing comfortably and in layers – it can be chilly in the morning – and you may warm up while raking leaves.
2019 Brethren Workcamps: Grow
Inspired by 2 Peter 1:5-8 (The Message), the theme for the 2019 Church of the Brethren workcamp season is “Grow.” This theme focuses on complementing basic faith with qualities that encourage steady and active growth. Workcampers will connect to 2 Peter’s spiritual principles through the stages of a plant and explore God’s call, Christ’s example, and living with purpose. More information and a complete schedule will be available online by the middle of October.
Visit www.brethren.org/workcamps to stay up to date.
Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis starting January 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. (central time). Participants must register on the workcamp webpage at www.brethren.org/workcamps. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due seven days after the online registration confirmation is sent. This deposit holds each registrant’s workcamp location “spot.” The full balance of the registration fee is due by April 1, 2019. Make checks payable to Church of the Brethren and mail them to Workcamp Office, Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.
January 17, 2019: Workcamp registration opens. www.brethren.org/workcamps
2019 Christian Citizenship Seminar
The next Christian Citizenship Seminar will be April 27 – May 2, 2019
Christian Citizenship Seminar (CSS) provides high school aged students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and a particular political issue, and then act from a faith perspective regarding that issue.
This Christian Citizenship Seminar will focus on innovative approaches to resolving conflict and preventing civilian harm.
Who is eligible to attend?
All high school youth 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 send one advisor for every four youth.
Registration is limited to the first 60 participants.
What is the cost?
The $425 registration fee includes:
- Event programming
- Lodging for five nights
- 2 dinner meals, one in New York City and one in Washington D.C.
- Transportation from New York to Washington D.C.
Note: Each participant will need to bring additional money for most meals, sightseeing, personal expenses, and subway/taxi fares.
What if I have questions?
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred, the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-429-4385.
National Youth Sunday - May 5, 2019
National Youth Sunday will be May 5, 2019.
Resources for 2019 workshop planning will be available early in the year.
Young Adult Conference 2019
May 24-26, 2019
Camp Brethren Woods, near Keezletown, Virginia
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 ($130) includes food, lodging and programming!
- Scholarships: Upon request, we will send a letter to your congregation asking them to provide a $65 scholarship. Make your request by April 1. Scholarships are also available to BVSers who are currently serving.
- A non-refundable deposit of $65 is due within two weeks of registering.
Questions? Contact Becky Ullom Naugle in the Youth/Young Adult Ministry Office at email@example.com or 847-429-4385.
National Junior High Conference
National Junior High Conference will be June 14-16, 2019 at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Stay tuned for theme information, cost, and registration information!
National Junior High Conference is for youth who have completed 6-8 grades and their advisors.
Sing, laugh, worship, make friends from all over the country, and spend time with God!
Contact Becky Ullom Naugle in the Youth/Young Adult Ministry Office at 847-429-4385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Emmaus 2019 Calendar
Here are the dates for 2019:
Senior High: 7/7 thru 7/13
Elementary II: 7/14 thru 7/17
Young at Heart: 7/17 thru 7/21
Junior High: 7/21 thru 7/27
Elementary III: 7/28 thru 8/2
CIT: 8/2 thru 8/4
Elementary I: 8/3 thru 8/4
Women's Camp: 8/8 thru 8/10
Memorial Day & Labor Day Family Camps are on the traditional weekends
Tentative - Wilderness Camp/Retreat held during spring break on a Friday thru Sunday
Directed by Jonathan Stauffer & Randall Westphall
National Youth Conference 2022
The next National Youth Conference will be held in the summer of 2022.
Youth Peace Travel Team
The members of the Youth Peace Travel Team travel to camps across the denomination, teaching about peace, justice, and reconciliation. The group also gives peace programs at a variety of camps and conferences over the summer. The goal of the team's work is to talk with other young people about the Christian message and the Brethren tradition of peacemaking.
College age Church of the Brethren young adults (19 - 22 yrs.) will be selected for the next team. A stipend is paid to team members.
You might also be interested in applying for Ministry Summer Service.
The first Youth Peace Travel Team was formed in the summer of 1991 as a cooperative effort of a number of Church of the Brethren programs. Since that year, a team has been fielded every summer. The Youth Peace Travel Team is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren's Youth/Young Adult Ministry office and Brethren Volunteer Service, On Earth Peace, Bethany Theological Seminary, and the Outdoor Ministries Association.
If you'd like more information, contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry office at:
1451 Dundee Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 323-8039, x385
Ministry Summer Service
What is Ministry Summer Service?top
Ministry Summer Service (MSS) is a leadership development program for college students in the Church of the Brethren who spend 10 weeks of summer working in the church (local congregation, district office, camp, or national program).
Why Ministry Summer Service?
Congregations may ask, "Why should we take on a summer intern?" Young adults may ask, "Why should we work for the church for a whole summer?"
The answer has to do with God's call. The Bible is a record of God calling people to challenging tasks. MSS is no exception. Through MSS, God is calling congregations to reach out in the ministry of teaching and receiving. God is calling young adults to explore the possibility of church work as their vocation.