UCC & PSEC Youth Events

The United Church of Christ holds NYE national youth events every 4 years and regional youth events (we are part of the Eastern group) every 4 years – watch for details. These events are held every 4 years and bring UCC youth together for 4 days of praise music, worship, challenging speakers, fun and much fellowship!  The schedule of these events has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch for youth fundraisers to prepare for attending NYE tentatively scheduled for 2022.  



Due to the unforeseeable impact of COVID19 on the health, social, and physical distancing behaviors of the world, the next National Youth Event (NYE) at Purdue University is postponed until June 27-30, 2022.


We are disappointed but not discouraged, and we have been hard at work to offer meaningful and faithful virtual gatherings this summer. We recognize this is not the same but nothing is the same. We look forward to welcoming all seniors for whom this may have been your last NYE to join us virtually and in 2022 as youth ambassadors.


Many of our original NYE presenters are excited to be able to put together meaningful content which will be shared via the web and will include live chat features during and after each premier.


July 24-25 – join us for a culminating interactive experience around UNITE THROUGH THE EXTRAORDINARY!

Saturday, July 25 – Available on-demand as of 9 am ET


This experience, designed specifically for NYE2020 centering the lived experiences of refugees, immigrants, and migrant workers in the United States. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into the stories of people migrating across borders around the world right now, through first hands accounts, videos, google earth, and more. 

Saturday, July 25 – Available on-demand as of 9 am ET

The afternoon also provides you the opportunity to participate in several workshops – each customized with NYE2020 and you in mind.  Join us online for some of these virtual gatherings centered around the following topics (and more TBD):

  • Social Media to Drive Climate Action
  • Just Say Know! Uniting for Justice through Faithful Sexuality Education
  • A Voice of Palestinian Youth
  • GMP Meets NYE
  • Mental Health/Illness and Our Christian Faith
  • Brave Space
  • Mindfulness in Times of Change
  • Deaf Community Ministry, Advocacy and ASL!
  • Art as Resistance & the Immorality of Drone Warfare
  • I Want You(th) to Make a Difference

Sunday, July 26 – Premieres at 4pm ET


We will close out Unite Through the Extraordinary with a worship service that you do not want to miss:


  • Lea Morris
  • Tracy Howe Wispelwey
  • Trayce Potter
  • Refresh Collective

Click to Register: https://qd994.infusionsoft.app/app/form/0c482c33ffafbf3dd497934f298a1e80?cookieUUID=105e6e25-e7c9-4423-a1a4-e49c9f6b98b9


More details and registration can be found on the NYE website: http://www.uccpages.org/nye2020/


If you have any questions please reach out to either Rev. Trayce Potter at pottert@ucc.org or Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey at wispelweyt@ucc.org


St. John’s young people who have completed 6th through 12th grade as of June 27-30, 2022 will be able to attend.  Pastor Addie will have more information as we get closer to that time.



The most recent United Church Of Christ National Youth Event (NYE) 2016 was held at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 26 through July 29, 2016.  St. John’s sent 16 of our youth & chaperones.  It was a fast, intense week of high energy praise music, powerful speakers, purposeful workshops & above all fun & fellowship meeting new friends from around the country & catching up with friends from past UCC gatherings. 


Click here to go to the UCC Website National Youth Page



Our PSEC (Pennsylvania Southeast) conference also holds weekend youth events in the Spring and Fall for UCC youth from the Montgomery, Bucks & Berks counties region. Talk with Pastor Addie for more information.  


Click the graphic below to go to the PSEC Website Youth Page: