Sunday, May 01, 2022


Register for National Youth Conference!
Registration is still open for the 
Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference (NYC), coming up July 23- 28, 2022, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. This powerful event, held every four years, will have the theme "Foundational," drawn from Colossians 2:5-7, for the 2022 edition. It’s a week of fellowship, worship, workshops, recreation, and more. Registration for the conference is now $600 since it is past the early registration deadline.
    Youth in grades 9-12 and one year out of high school this school year (2021-2022) are eligible to attend, along with advisors. More details on the conference, including a list of speakers and special events, can be found at Please spread the word to any youth and advisors in your congregation and other ministries who might want to attend. 

Illinois/Wisconsin District NYC bus trip!
The district is organizing a bus trip to NYC for our attendees. To fill a larger bus and keep costs down, we are partnering with Northern Plains District and will pick up their group along the way in Iowa. With an additional subsidy provided by the district, the cost for Illinois/Wisconsin participants is $300. A deposit of $100 (with registration form) is due by May 31, with the remainder due to the district office by June 15. Some scholarship assistance is available if needed. Please contact district executive Walt Wiltschek ( with questions or if registration forms are needed. Pick-up/drop-off points will be in Rochelle and in the Quad Cities area, with one motel night in Nebraska in each direction. Please be in prayer for our youth and for this major event in our denominational life.

National Young Adult Conference 2022
After so much pandemic living and the isolation it’s caused, the centrality of community compelled the Young Adult Steering Committee to choose Romans 12:5 as the theme for National Young Adult Conference (NYAC) 2022: “So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” The theme title is “I Am Because You Are.”
    NYAC 2022 will take place May 27-30 at the Montreat (N.C.) Retreat Center. Registration is now open. To learn more, visit

FaithX registration is open
Registration for FaithX (formerly workcamps) events in the summer of 2022 is open at
    “Boundless Faith” is the theme for the 2022 FaithX events, with the theme scripture: “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7).