ACS (Annual Conference Session for youth) celebrated its 70th anniversary recently. The event, a parallel of the Annual Conference gathering held every year for clergy and laity, is a week-long youth event for senior high youth of the North Carolina Conference. For 70 years, youth have gathered for worship, fellowship, and mission in places like Duke University and Methodist University campuses.
At this year’s ACS event, held at Camp Rockfish, there was a special program on Tuesday night to commemorate the milestone anniversary. In addition to the youth attendees and adult staff, ACS alumni were invited to join in the celebration. Several alumni made the trip, taking the opportunity to remember and give thanks for the event and its impact, not only on their lives but on the North Carolina Conference and beyond.
A significant part of the program was a video compiled from interviews, pictures, and other footage shared by alumni. The video includes messages from past presidents who were unable to attend the event in person.
We give thanks for the ministry of ACS and its legacy among the youth and adults of our Conference. We pray that this good work, along with all of the opportunities offered by Conference Youth Ministry, will continue to impact and change lives, and we look forward to celebrating for many years to come.