Mark your calendar to attend the most magical NATIONAL YOUTH EVENT (NYE) of all!
Join 4,000 UCC and Disciples youth from across the country and world at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
About the Event
National Youth Event (NYE) is a spirited quadrennial event centered on faith, leadership, service and social justice first inaugurated in 1980. It is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering for the United Church of Christ with an expected attendance of 4,000 participants.
NYE 2016 will bring many firsts for this youth inspired gathering, including hosting the event on a non-college campus for the first time in NYE history! In 2016, we proudly partner with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a sister denomination, to jointly host NYE! It will be the first National Youth Event that will invite families and non-youth visitors to attend.
Asking You To Believe
Our NYE 2012 theme was simply Imagine, inspired by the scripture, Isaiah 43:19. We asked youth to envision God’s purpose and plan for their lives — “Can you perceive it?” Having explored our divine imagination, do we have the confidence and faith to believe?
Believe hails as our 2016 theme, but it is not a query. It is a charge, responsibility and call to action. The scripture Hebrews 11:1 captures the heart of this charge, “Now faith is the confidence that what we believe will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” We invite our amazing still speaking youth to believe in themselves as leaders of faith sharing in the infinite work of our Lord in a diverse world calling each of us to serve.
Tribe of Judah who were at NYE 2012 will return to the NYE stage. Also on-stage will be Glocal, an international, intercultural, interdenominational worship team.
Trisha Prabhu. Aidan Thomas Hornaday. Hadiqa Bashir. Jonathan Pitre. All the keynote speakers are 14 and 15 year-olds who already believe and have made a difference in the world.
Learn more and register online: www.uccpages.org/nye/