Friday, February 06, 2004

Regional Youth Conferences are planned for Brethren high schoolers.

Regional Youth Conferences will be held for Church of the Brethren youth across the country in March, April, and August.

The 2004 Roundtable regional youth conference for senior high youth in districts stretching from Maryland to Florida and Puerto Rico will be held March 26-28 at Bridgewater (Va.) College. Manassas (Va.) pastor Jeff Carter will serve as keynote speaker on the theme, "The Next Chapter... A Future with Hope." Joseph Helfrich will provide musical leadership.

Eastern Regional Youth Conference, for youth in Pennsylvania and the Northeast, will be March 26-28 at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. The duo Craig and Jake Live will provide keynote worship leadership with the theme, "Uncluttered: Letting Go... Letting God..." The schedule also will include "Encounters" workshop times and an improv night.

McPherson (Kan.) College will offer a Regional Youth Conference for youth in the Plains districts and Missouri/Arkansas April 2-4. The theme is "Simply." Matt Guynn of On Earth Peace, Lee Krahenbuhl, and musician Billy Jonas will provide keynote leadership.

Regional Youth Conference at Manchester College, North Manchester, Ind., will take place for youth in the Midwest April 17-18, shifting from a two-night format to one night this year. The theme is "Seeking, Thirsting, Longing." Christy Waltersdorff, Jeremy Ashworth, Josh Brockway, and district youth representatives will speak.

Regional Youth Conference, spanning most of the territory west of the Rockies and held only once every four years, is slated for Aug. 4-8 in San Francisco. The theme will be "Living in God's Hands Together." A schedule of worship, keynote speakers, workshops, music, and recreation is planned for the week.

Source: Newsline 02/06/2004

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