West Central Regional Youth Event

The West Central Regional Youth Event was a "Convergent Spectacular" transforming mega-hit with 225 youth and adults.


Consider the joyous momentum of hundreds of committed youth and adults gathering to sing fun and progressive music with Andra Moran and the Convergence Music Project; hearing heart-moving testimonies from missions in South Dakota reservations and Oaxaca, Mexico, and first-hand accounts of a pastor in Charlottesville, Virginia; digging right into hands-on ecological mission projects; and challenging oneself in deep workshop topics....   All of this was WCRYE2018!

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Youth from First Christian Church in Columbia, Rev. Jimmy Spear, Disciples workshop leader and musician William DeShay Cortez Jackson, Andra Moran, Courtney Chandler and Regional Minister Paul Koch brought incredible leadership to proudly represent our small but blessed delegation.  We as a church certainly left an imprint among our UCC friends.

Pastors and church leaders, the Mid-America Region will be organizing a youth delegation to attend the 2019 General Assembly in Des Moines and to share in the Youth at Assembly activities. Make plans also not to miss the National Youth Event (NYE) to be held at Purdue University in 2020.  Don't feel you need to re-invent the wheel or miss out; dynamic youth ministry opportunity for your church is unfolding right before you!

Find more information on the
UCC website.

Story by Rev. Dr. Paul Koch.
Video by Dustin Bartlett via Facebook.