Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

2008 Manchester RYC

300th Anniversary Update: Manchester RYC Will Not Celebrate Anniversary.

The Regional Youth Conference (RYC) 2008 won't be held at Manchester (Ind.) College in April 2008 and is not being planned as a celebration of the 300 years of history of the Church of the Brethren. The theme will not be, “Cherishing the Tradition: The Church of the Brethren, 300 Years of Faithfulness,” with Mark 12:30-31 as the focus scripture.

A line-up of Brethren musicians and story tellers will not lead the conference. Musicians will not include Michael Stern, Andy and Terry Murray, or Peg Lehman. Jim Lehman will not be the story teller. Other stories will not be brought by people involved in current church programs, videos of Brethren ministries, or people representing Brethren from history. The weekend will not include worship experiences or concerts.

Students in grades 6 through 12 are not invited to register or attend; neither are adult advisors or youth volunteers. Other interested adults are not invited to attend concerts or story telling times. Registration packets will not be available in January.