The United Church of Christ holds NYE national youth events every 4 years (the next being in 2020) and Regional Youth Events (we are part of the Eastern group) every 4 years (the next being in 2018) – 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!
Our next UCC youth event will be the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event 2018, to be held July 19-22, 2018, bringing together UCC youth from the Mid-Atlantic and New England states, to be held in western Pennsylvania at California University of Pennsylvania. Our theme for the event is the 3 Great Loves: neighbor, children, and creation. “My theme song is God’s love and justice.” – Psalm 101:1 (The Message). The event is open to Youth in Grades 7-12 (includes those who just completed 6th and are entering 7th as well as those who graduated high school just before the event). Cost: 350.00 per person for double occupancy accommodations. Click to go to the UCC ERYE Facebook page
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.
In the Summer of 2016, our delegation of 16 youth & chaperones attended the UCC National Youth Event at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 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. Thank you to all at St. John’s who contributed to the funding of this trip.
Those who attended the UCC NYE 2016 in Florida from St. John’s UCC: Pastor Addie, Allison Bruen, Mary Billy, Janet Morton, Katy Morton, Kim Sands, Alex Hauesser, Carlee Wilkinson, Kasey Bresadola, Hailey Czerpak, Sarah Butz, Olivia Gilbert, Marissa Longcoy, Jason Sands, Jared Sands, Cayla Liebel.
Our youth held a fundraising “Spud Lunch” to raise money for the NYE 2016 trip!
NYE 2012 was held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and was attended by a delegation of 7 youth and 4 adults from St. John’s UCC, part of a delegation of over 100 people from the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the UCC.