Jesus At The Center Platform
Due to COVID-19 and all Precautionary Measures,
Annual Youth Celebration 2020 is canceled!
We are planning for Memorial Day Weekend 2021
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:8-10).
In "Jesus at the Center," we wish to be open to the awe-inspiring Word of God for every verse points back to our flawless, perfect Savior. Christ is worth running after with all of our energy. The Good Shepherd (John 10:1-10) is worthy of our praise and adoration. He is the answer to our need for contentment and our daily battles we face in this world. Jesus should be at the center of our life.
Our next Jesus at The Center Youth Celebration will be held on Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31, 2021). This Youth Celebration is for youth ages 9 - 17 solely. Thanks to the Synod of the Northeast, the NYC Presbytery, and contributions from family and friends, the registration is $175.00 that will include six meals, lodging for 2 nights, and recreational events.
Applications and 50% non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 must be submitted for all participants and received by April 1, 2021
Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, Reaching Higher is the theme based on Isaiah 40:21-31.
We, the church cannot go “back” to anything. The church can only move forward into an uncertain world. Where would we start with the problems the church, particularly our youth faces? Declining numbers and influence; opioid use disorder; a divided society that cannot seem to communicate; threats both international and homegrown. What does the church need moving into that future? Isaiah 40 offers a call to pay attention to the faith that formed us as a community of faith. That faith includes God’s power and creativity as well as the affirmation that God sees and knows us. God cares for us. God can give the church the energy it needs to move into an uncertain future. Although these words originally spoke to people whose faith might have faded nearly away, they can speak persuasively to people whose faith is shaky and tentative. They can speak a word of courage to those who see a reason for fear in what the church faces. God in Christ has provided a faith for us to grow stronger, deeper, and reach higher!
A wonderful team of ministers, elders, deacons, youth practitioners will be serving as staff. This year, the campers will be assigned to age-appropriate groups. Nunemaker, Hayden, and Agape have been reserved for a projected goal of 100 campers. A Planning Team guided by the Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr., Pastor of Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras in Plainfield, NJ has been organizing an edifying retreat and platform. Information regarding the itinerary will be forthcoming.