UCC group travels to National Youth Event Eleven youth and two adults from the Vermillion United Church of Christ, Congregational recently took a trip to Ames, IA, for the United Church of Christ National Youth Event 2000.
The National Youth Event was a gathering of youth from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and various foreign countries, including Mexico, China, and Germany. The gathering was held on the Iowa State University campus. Participants stayed in dorms and ate cafeteria food, similar to a college living environment.
The delegates participated in morning and evening worship sessions, conference vespers, and workshops. The workshops covered various topics of concern and interest among teenagers and adults.
The workshop topics ranged from "White Power, Music, and Hate" to "Fairy Tales, The Gospel, and You, Relax." Worship sessions involved youth preachers, music, scripture readings in various languages, keynote speakers, and plenary speakers and presentations.
The UCC National Youth Event took place from July 6-10, with the South Dakota Conference Delegation spending the night of July 5 in Vermillion.