Thursday, July 29, 2004

NYAC: Alive with energy

More than 250 Brethren in the 18-to-35 age range converged on Winter Park, Colo., June 14 to 18 for a powerful and energetic week in the Rocky Mountains.

Worship formed the heart of this National Young Adult Conference (NYAC), with daily morning and evening services. Tony Campolo, general secretary Stan Noffsinger, Belita Mitchell, Angie Lahman Yoder, and Susan Boyer all spoke. Other services used only video, drama, music, and other creative outlets to share the message.

NYAC also included daily discussion-oriented workshop options, sharing in small community groups, late-night open mic coffeehouse sessions, and abundant free time for recreation and fellowship.

Young adults generously participated in an offering of shoes, in donations at the coffeehouse ($604) and in cash offerings for On Earth Peace ($847) and the General Board ($3,468).

It was the first time for a young adult conference of this length and scope. Another smaller event is planned for May 2005 at Woodland Altars in Ohio.

Source: Tapestry Newsletter 09/2004

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