Winter Youth Retreat

The Annual Winter Youth Retreat is jointly hosted by the Southeast & Southern Conferences of the UCC. The Winter Youth committee this year is Lacey Brown (Southeast Conference), Sharon Wheeler, Elizabeth Schiemann and Taleese Morrill (both Southern Conference). The committee puts many hours of labor and love into building a weekend for the youth to come together for worship, service, snow, and fun as they built relationships and nurtured their faith.

The WYR 2017 committee has been meeting and getting organized for the upcoming retreat. We are excited to share details about Winter Youth Retreat 2017!

When: January 13-16, 2017
Theme: What is your purpose?
Speaker: Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri from Asheville, NC

We will welcome back Mandee and Christi from Alathea, and are shaking up the break-out sessions by asking students from Wake Forest Divinity School to create and facilitate them. Last, we will offer a few new service opportunities.

Please click on the links below for the 2017 Schedule and Registration Forms. We hope you’ll share them with your youth and their families. The early bird deadline (and lowest cost registration) is November 4, 2016. We hope you will plan to join us!

2016 Participation from both Conferences was strong – 14 churches attended.

Three Southeast churches came:

  • Central UCC (Atlanta, GA)
  • Church of the Savior (Knoxville, TN)
  • Circular Church (Charleston, SC)

Eleven churches attended from Southern:

  • Circle of Mercy UCC (Asheville)
  • Congregational UCC (Greensboro, NC)
  • Elon Community Church (Elon, NC)
  • First Congregational UCC (Asheville, NC)
  • High Country UCC (Vilas, NC)
  • Hillsborough UCC (Hillsborough, NC)
  • Land of the Sky UCC (Asheville, NC)
  • Mount Hope UCC (Whitsett, NC)
  • Oakland Christian Church (Suffolk, VA)
  • Pilgrim UCC Church (Durham, NC)
  • Umstead Park UCC (Raleigh, NC)

More Details

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