National Youth Event 2016 Informational Gathering & Fellowship for Youth, Parents & Families

National Youth Event 2016 Informational Gathering & Fellowship for Youth, Parents & Families

Youth throughout the UCC should plan on bringing sunglasses and short sleeves to National Youth Event 2016. And so should their parents and the rest of the family, too. That’s because the event will take place at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., from July 26 through July 29.

The first gathering of potential PSEC NYE attendees happens Sunday, November 22 from 3-5pm at St John’s UCC, 500 W. Main St. Lansdale, PA. At the meeting you’ll learn about costs, lodging, transportation, programming, worship, family participation and other logistics. You’ll also get to know other UCC families who are interested in this exciting event, enjoy some refreshments and learn everything you need to know about getting ready for NYE. To ask questions or reserve your place at the discussion table, Addie at St. Johns, 215-855-5489.  Please help get the word out and send this to anyone who might even be thinking about joining the caravan to Coronado.

For the first time, organizers of the national event have invited families together, so they don’t have to choose between sending children to a summer camp or taking a family vacation. NYE 2016 will also become the first joint youth event with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as the denominations in 2016 celebrate 25 years of communion. By welcoming families from the UCC and the Disciples of Christ, as well as international participants, organizers expects more than 4,000 registrants.

While prices aren’t firm yet, the expected cost should be no more than $500 per person for a double-occupancy hotel room and meals for the week. The UCC’s Faith Formation Ministry team is already exploring fundraising ideas to ensure that families without the means to attend the event have some financial support to get there.

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