Wednesday, June 01, 2022


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 past 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. All payment and forms are 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 Lincoln, Neb., in each direction. We currently have participants from the Canton, Highland Avenue, Naperville, Neighborhood, Peoria, Woodland, and York Center congregations. Please be in prayer for our youth and advisors and for this major event in our denominational life.