It's almost here, Youth Workers' Gathering 2010. This weekend we'll gather as adults who work with youth around the theme, "The Changing Face of Youth Ministry." Keynote speaker is Dr David White. We also have a great group of resource people to lead the other sessions. We're looking forward to a wonderfully engaging time of worship, connecting, and learning.
At the same time, we're getting ready to process applications for our one-year program with high school students. The deadline has passed, but we will take a couple more if you get them to us quickly. Our program with high school students is a great time for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to worship, serve, learn, and explore together in diverse places, with diverse people. Some of the places we'll travel to are Harlem, New York; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA, and Washington DC. They'll be together with other youth from around the Midwest and Southwest. Yes, this year we will also have a site at Lydia Patterson in El Paso, TX. The year also gives students a time to learn with seminary faculty and students, in addition to leaders in the wider community. Lots of fun is in store.
There are other exciting events in the works. On September 25, 2010, Oleta Adams will be in concert at St James UMC in Kansas City, MO in a fundraiser for youTheology. We are excited about this.
Note that youTheology will be moving to other sites. Who knows, we may even be coming to your area. Keep checking. We'll keep you posted.
Loving God, Loving Neighbor