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October 1, 2014

Dear Youth Advisor,

Greetings in the name of Jesus! I want to give you a concise reminder list of programs available to young people through the Youth/Young Adult Ministry office within the next school year. Below is a list of activities and deadlines; please distribute the information as works best in your context. Remember to encourage participation in age-group activities at Annual Conference!

Junior High

November 1, 2015:
National Junior High Sunday. 2015 theme: "Faith without Works is Outrageous Nonsense," based on James 2:14 17 (The Message). Planning resources online at
January 7, 2016:
Workcamp registration opens.

Senior High

December 1, 2015:
Christian Citizenship Seminar 2016 registration opens at
January 7, 2016:
Workcamp registration opens.
February 7, 2016:
Souper Bowl of Caring.
April 23-28, 2016:
Christian Citizenship Seminar 2016
May 1, 2016:
National Youth Sunday. 2016 theme: "Mountains or Valleys, the Lord is Our Shepherd," based on Psalm 23. Worship planning resources will be posted soon online at

Young Adult

January 6, 2016:
National Young Adult Conference 2016 registration opens at
January 7, 2016:
Workcamp registration opens.
January 8, 2016:
Ministry Summer Service and Youth Peace Travel Team applications due.
May 27-30, 2016:
National Young Adult Conference 2016 at Manchester University


April 26-29, 2016:
Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry. This is a great learning/professional development opportunity! Learn more at

Sermons from National Junior High Conference and National Youth Conference 2014 are now available via the Church of the Brethren podcast,

If I can answer questions about any of the programs above, please be in touch. Thank you for supporting young people and their spiritual growth. May God move your congregation in powerful ways during the upcoming months!

In the peace of Christ,

Becky Ullom Naugle, director
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Church of the Brethren

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