Thursday, July 15, 2004

Young Adults 18-30 Urged to Apply for 'Experience of a Lifetime' as 2004 General Assembly Stewards

Stephanie Templin of Reading, Pa., called it "an experience of a lifetime...a chance to meet some of the most progressive and insightful religious leaders of the nation." Evan Jones of San Antonio, Texas, described it with such words as "excitement, energized, consumed, renewed, filled with the Holy Spirit, hope, rebuilt." Melissa Porter of Virginia Beach, Va., said it rekindled her passion for social justice. "It" was service as a young adult steward at the November 2004 General Assembly of the National Council of Churches USA and Church World Service. The Stewards Program offers a unique opportunity for 18- to 30-year-olds to serve in the background and observe up close the deliberative work of one aspect of the ecumenical movement. Stewards network with other young adults, encounter a rich multicultural environment, worship in an ecumenical setting and experience the church at work, living its unity in Jesus Christ. Applications are being received through August 2 for the 2004 Stewards Program, scheduled for Nov. 7-12 in St. Louis, Mo. Learn more/apply.

Source: National Council of Churches USA

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