Upcoming experiences for youth

November 27, 2018

Attention all youth (and those who work with youth): There are many opportunities for you to participate in fun, meaningful travel to expand your worldview and explore your faith, while also growing as a person. We don't want you to miss out! 
Here are some upcoming opportunities in order of approaching deadlines:
General/Jurisdictional Conference Delegate: The United Methodist Church is governed by a democratic process ... and all members of The UMC are eligible to participate as delegates. The General Conference, including delegates from around the world, happens every 4 years and determines what is in our Book of Discipline. Next one is May 5-15, 2020 in Minneapolis. The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference meets every 4 years and elects new bishops. Next one is July 13-17, 2020 in Maryland. In order to be elected, nominees must be members of the Annual Conference (elected by your local church OR chosen by the DS as an equalization member) by Dec. 31, 2018. For more information, contact your District Superintendent.
Taizé Pilgrimage 2019: This annual pilgrimage for young adults ages 16-30, led by Bishop Sudarshana Devahdar, is a wonderful opportunity to join youth from across the globe for a week of worship and sharing in community. The 2019 Pilgrimage is July 19-29. Click here for stories and video of previous pilgrimages and for registration info. Deadline is Jan. 15, 2019. Limited scholarships are available and we encourage local churches to sponsor our pilgrims.
Youth 2019 is for all United Methodist Youth, grades 6-12, and their leaders. Join thousands for 4 days of worship, Bible Study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically. The event is a national gathering for United Methodist Youth. Read more for registration and scholarship information. Early bird deadline is Jan 31. If you plan to attend and/or you want more information about New England youth who are going, plans for group transportation, etc. please contact Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop Rev. Erica Robinson-Johnson at Erica@neumc.org. We expect to supplement travel costs for all New England attendees.
Mission of Peace 2019-2020: This annual trip for high school youth is sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdiction UMC (the 10 annual conferences in the northeast) and we usually have 2-3 participants from New England. The next trip is to INDIA over the winter break next year. Read here for more information and registration forms due March 1, 2019. Scholarships are available and local churches are encouraged to sponsor youth.