Peace and blessings from NCC Pilgrimage.
Did you miss us? It’s hard to believe that we are already planning for Pilgrimage 2023, but we can’t wait to see you and want to share some updates with you!
Pilgrimage 2023 Website is now live!
Check it out at nccpilgrimage.org/2023.
Tons of Pilgrimage 2023 details have already been posted, including the Weekend Schedule, Food & Lodging information, interest forms for youth participation, and much more!
We are excited to welcome Kaitlin Curtice to the Pilgrimage 2023 stage. Kaitlin is an award-winning author, poet-storyteller, and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation, Kaitlin writes on the intersections of spirituality and identity and how that shifts throughout our lives. She will speak on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Our homecoming speaker this year is Landis Barber. As a member of Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s youth gorup, Landis participated in as many conference events as possible – serving as president of the NCCUMC Youth in 2011-2012. Landis is thrilled to be home, and will speak on Saturday night.
Bishop Connie Shelton, our newly appointed bishop to the North Carolina Annual Conference, will speak on Sunday morning and preside over communion. Bishop Shelton attended Duke Divinity School and served as director of Field Education for three years. She has served many churches in Mississippi and served most recently as a District Superintendent for the East Jackson District before being appointed as our Bishop.
Get Involved at Pilgrimage
Want to join the House Band? The interest form is due on July 31, 2023. If you are auditioning for House Band, please keep these dates in mind:
- House Band Auditions: Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- House Band Retreat: Saturday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Rehearsal #1: Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Rehearsal #2: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
There are also many other ways to participate by:
- Sharing your Faith Story
- Sharing the Creative Arts
- Reading Scripture in a language other than English
- Leading the Live Countdown on stage
And elsewhere in NC Conference Youth Ministry: Register for Global Vision today!
Are you a high school student who wants to connect with other youth in our conference to learn about social holiness? Global Vision is a high school-only (9th-12th grade) weekend retreat taking place March 24-26, 2023. Now at Camp Rockfish, this event focuses on social holiness and explores the immigrant’s journey, like the story of Emmaus. Our theme is “Walking a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes.” Scripture tells us, “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:33-34, NIV). The deadline to register for Global Vision has been extended. Register for global vision here.
We look forward to seeing you in November!
– The Pilgrimage Team