Time to Make Plans: Eastern Regional Youth Event

1/4/2018

Planning is underway for the Eastern Regional Youth Event in summer 2018.  This will be a gathering of over 350 United Church of Christ youth from Maryland to Maine.  ERYE will be held at California University of Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh on July 19-22.  All youth who are currently in grades 6 -12 are invited to attend.  Churches can organize their own trips or individuals may join the CTUCC trip that will be lead by CTUCC staffers Debby Kirk and Isaac Monts.
 
ERYE features:
  • Dynamic worship with great music by Convergence Music Project
  • Service work in western Pennsylvania, an area hit hard by unemployment
  • Networking with youth from other conferences
  • Workshops that will help youth to ponder, pray, and play
  • Recreation and fellowship opportunities on a beautiful college campus
 Our focus scripture is from Psalm 101:1 “My theme song is God’s love and justice,” which grows out of the United Church of Christ’s mission statement: United in Christ’s love, a just world for all.   We will offer programing around the 3 great loves; love of neighbor, love of children, and love of creation. 
 
Registration will open in late January.  The early-bird registration rate of $350 per person is good until February 28.  Transportation is additional. CT Conference is partnering with MA and RI Conferences to offer coach bus service to Pennsylvania.  Group leaders are encouraged to fill out this brief ‘pre-registration’ form to receive additional information.
 
For more information, contact Debby Kirk at debbyk@ctucc.org or call 860-761-7103.