The Eastern PA’s Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) is working virtually, via Zoom videoconferencing, to plan its second annual “Camping at the Crossroads” Youth Rally in August. The March 28 annual spring Youth Rally had to be cancelled due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic and “stay at home” mandates.
The summer overnight rally will happen (hopefully) August 21- 22, from Friday at 3 PM through Saturday at 7 PM. Once again, Covenant UMC of Moore Township will host the rally at the church, located at 2715 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA. It will be part festival, part tent rally and part retreat, all rolled into one event to reach youth and young adults for Christ.
The event theme is “2020 Vision: We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight” taken from 2 Corinthians 5:7. All Eastern PA Conference youth and young adults are invited to come enjoy fun activities, fellowship, worship, dialogue and music and spoken word from The Autumn, Egypt Speaks, Dave Berkey and more. More details will be announced soon.\
“We are going full force for August, and the youth are excited,” said the Rev. David Piltz, Conference Coordinator of Youth Ministry. He and his CCYM team will decide in late July whether to stick to their plans, or cancel the event or change its format, based on what pandemic mitigation phase and guidelines are in effect at that time or are anticipated for mid-August.
“We are also looking for new members; send us names please,” said Piltz, noting that some members are graduating from high school and leaving CCYM.