When: July 20-25, 2020
Where: Methodist University
Grades: Completed 9-12
Cost: Early Registration: $285; After July 3, 2020: $300
Theme: Christmas in July
Registration Deadline: Registration will open at a later date.
O Come O Come Emmanuel! O Come join us at the 69th Annual Conference Session for Youth (ACS) as we journey through the seasons of Advent and Christmas. As high schoolers, we often find ourselves distant from the extravagance of the patient wait for a savior. Walk with us through the four Sundays of Advent and the twelve days of Christmas as we recognize the Holy wonder of God’s greatest gift, Jesus Christ.
ACS is a week for high school youth to make important decisions through Legislative Affairs and grow closer to God through interest groups, worship and growth groups. Every night we have an activity planned such as an ice cream social, a dance, a talent show, and Friday night communion service. In Legislative Affairs, youth present resolutions they have written on issues for which they are passionate.
The youth of ACS vote on the resolutions and, if passed, copies of those resolutions are sent to businesses, organizations, clergy, government leaders, etc. During this week, Conference youth vote on the officers who will represent the youth on various conference committees. Representatives are also named for the Conference Youth Committee, Conference Youth Council on Youth Ministries, Resolutions Committee, and the Youth Service Fund Task Force.
This week is a time for youth to make a difference. We have a job to do in the United Methodist Church and ACS challenges us to deepen our faith and the role of the Church in the world today. Rejoice! Emmanuel.
ALL churches are encouraged to send at least one delegate.
Overall Dean: Matt Seals
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