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2019 Fall Youth Retreat / Leaf Raking

November 8-10, 2019

Camp Emmaus
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 2019- 2020 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.

[Registration Information]

Contact Ralph at (847) 742-0918, or via e-mail : rminer151@earthlink.net


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Camp Emmanuel 2019

CAMP CLOSING  October 27

National Junior High Sunday - November 3, 2019

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.


Camp Emmaus 2020 Calendar

Here are the dates for 2020:

July 9-11 - Women's Camp
July 12-18 - Senior High
July 19-22 - Elementary II
July 22-26 - Young at Heart
July 26-August 1 - Junior High
August 2-7 - Elementary III
August 7-9 - CIT Event
August 8-9 - Elementary I 

Memorial Day & Labor Day Family Camps are on the traditional weekends.


2020 Christian Citizenship Seminar

Next year’s Christian Citizenship Seminar will be in the spring of 2020 (stay tuned for finalized dates). 


National Youth Sunday - May 3, 2020

National Youth Sunday will be May 3, 2020.

Resources for workshop planning will be available early in the year.


Young Adult Conference 2020

Next summer’s National Young Adult Conference will be May 22-25.


National Junior High Conference 2021

The next National Junior High Conference will be in the summer of 2021.


National Youth Conference 2022

The next National Youth Conference will be held in the summer of 2022.


Ministry Summer Service

What is Ministry Summer Service?
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.