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            National Youth Conference 2022 Information

            National Youth Conference 2022 (NYC 2022) will focus on Colossians 2:
            5-7 (NRSV) and the theme “Foundational.” The event will be held July 23
            -28, 2022; the registration fee, which includes food, lodging, and
            programming, will be $550. Youth who have completed ninth grade
            through one year of college at the time of NYC (or are age equivalent)
            and their advisors will gather at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,
            Colorado. Online registration will begin in early January.

            The 2021-2022 National Youth Cabinet met virtually in the winter of
            2021 to select the theme. The Cabinet discussed theme ideas relevant to
            senior high youth, ultimately selecting “Foundational.” The theme
            scripture from Colossians 2: 5-7 reads, “For though I am absent in body,
            yet I am with you in spirit, and I rejoice to see your morale and the
            firmness of your faith in Christ. As you therefore have received Christ
            Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in
            him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in
            thanksgiving.”
            “Throughout the Bible, God is revealed as a foundation for our lives in
            many ways. Some examples of this are the cornerstone, the way God can
            be seen as an anchor for our lives, and how we remain rooted in God in all
            circumstances,” wrote Erika Clary, 2022 NYC Coordinator.
            Members of the National Youth Cabinet include Ben Tatum (Virlina),
            Bella Torres (Atlantic Northeast), Elise Gage (Mid-Atlantic), Geo
            Romero (Illinois/Wisconsin), Hayley Daubert (Shenandoah), and Luke Schweitzer (Southern Ohio/
            Kentucky). Advisors to the cabinet include Kayla Alphonse (Atlantic Southeast) and Jason Haldeman
            (Atlantic Northeast). The Cabinet is led by Erika Clary and accompanied by Becky Ullom Naugle,
            Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
            Watch for NYC 2022 updates at www.brethren.org/yya/nyc/ and on social media (Facebook: National
            Youth Conference; Instagram: @cobnyc2022).





                                                 Disaster Relief Projects

                 Once again hammers are ringing and saws are whirring on disaster relief projects around the
          country.  If your congregation is getting into the action, support is available through the District Witness
          Commission.

              •   Up to $200 per person (up to ten people) for Church of the Brethren sponsored
                 projects.
              •   Up to $100 per person (up to ten people) for non-Brethren projects.

          The funds have come to us by a generous donation from the Disaster Relief Auction.  If
          you would like to know more, call or email Witness Commission chair Chris Elliott at
          717-262-3154 or cwelliott56@gmail.com.
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