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National Youth Event

Several churches (Beatitudes, Scottsdale, COGS for now) are putting groups together for NYE.  Let me know if your church is doing so.  If I have youth interested in going, but no church coordinating, I'll match them with another church in the area.  The SWC has some scholarship money available, but we hope churches will fundraise to cover the bulk of the cost for their attendees.  But--call me.  We don't want any child to miss the event because of money.  Pass the word to your youth!

~Holly Herman, SWC Office Manager

Dates: July 26-30, 2016
Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Buena Vista, Florida
Cost: $549 per person, double occupancy. 
Cost includes:
5 days and 4 nights' hotel accommodations, including free wi-fi
Transportation to and from the airport and parks
8 meals: Tuesday dinner, all meals Wednesday and Thursday, breakfast Saturday.  (Meals on Friday are not included since that is the fellowship day at the parks for all attendees.)
A pass to the Disney parks

Registration: Opens January 6, 2016
What's New:
For the first time, NYE will be open to both UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) youth. Family members of youth participants are invited to NYE. Worship services, service projects, meals, and fellowship day in the park are open to family members.  The cost for each family member is the same low rate of $549 per person, double occupancy.

Service Projects:
Coordinated through United Way, projects will include outreach with homeless persons and environmental clean-up efforts. Day-long, social justice immersion projects are being coordinated by Edith Rasell, UCC Minister for Economic Justice, and will include visiting the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, among others. Locks of Love-attendees are encouraged to start growing out their hair now for donation to Locks of Love, which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

In addition to workshops at the resort, youth will have the opportunity to participate in a special Disney Youth Education Series (Disney YES) at Epcot Center, which has been designed to reflect UCC/Disciples principles and values. [More programming information to come soon.]

Questions? Contact the NYE Team:
Lee Foley-Administrator:
Valerie Smith-Associate Administrator:
Tina Villa-Director of Communications:
Waltrina Middleton-Associate for NYE Programing: