Forty youth and 20 adults from the Eastern PA Conference attended the Peninsula-Delaware Conference’s annul Youth Rally in January, in Ocean City, Md. While their numbers were smaller this year, the good news is that many came from small-membership churches and were able to attend only because costs and transportation were shared and subsidized by the conference, according to the Rev. David Piltz, Conference Youth Ministries Coordinator. “It was an amazing trip, with a lot of first-timers,” said Piltz, who also celebrates that the Conference Council on Youth Ministry now has representatives from all four districts, for the first time. Jezerel Gutierrez photos

CCYM plans conference youth rally for March 28

“2020 Vision,” from “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), is the theme for the next Eastern PA Conference Youth Rally, to be held on Saturday, March 28, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at Quakertown UMC. Registration onsite begins at 9 AM. Register online now!

The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) is busy planning the annual event and will focus its “2020 Vision” on the lifechanging power of forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration.

There will be compelling messages by relevant speakers, inspirational music by contemporary Christian bands, and possibly an upbeat, engaging dance lesson and performance. In addition, the youth will enjoy spiritually uplifting worship with a prayer altar-call, games, food and plenty of fellowship opportunities.

The Rev. David Piltz is Coordinator of Conference Youth & Young Adult Ministries. Jezerel Gutierrez is Associate Coordinator.

At a recent planning meeting CCYM youth and adults used video-aided dialogue to help members understand and celebrate the value and challenges of racial-ethnic diversity, part of its commitment to the conference’s Call to Action Initiative.