Friday, March 01, 2024


Our own Nik Gameti (Naperville) was among members of the Church of the Brethren National Youth Cabinet who met in Elgin Feb. 2-4 to work on a theme for this year’s National Youth Sunday. The cabinet selected Jeremiah 29:11 as their focus scripture, with the theme “Your life; God’s direction.” Congregations are invited to celebrate the leadership of their high school youth by participating in National Youth Sunday, with a suggested date of May 5. Other members of the cabinet include Felisha Diamond of Eden, N.C.; Sebastian Eikler of Goshen, Ind.; Autumn Sauder of Mount Joy, Pa.; and Calla Stoltzfus of Elizabethtown, Pa.; with adult advisor Tony Price, pastor of Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren in Ohio; and staff member Becky Ullom Naugle, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Church of the Brethren. Worship resources, written by the cabinet, will be made available at

The next Church of the Brethren Christian Citizenship Seminar, for senior high youth and first-year college students and advisors, will be April 11-16, 2024, in Washington, D.C. The 2024 theme is “And They Fled: Advocating for Just Immigration Policy,” drawing from Matthew 2:13-23. Learn more at

The 2024 Young Adult Conference will take place May 24-26 at Camp Shepherd’s Spring near Sharpsburg, Md., on the theme “Transformed by God” (Romans 12:-1-2, The Message). Registration includes housing, meals, and programing. For more information and to register, go to After May 1, a late fee of $50 will be added to the registration fee. Contact Becky Ullom Naugle, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, for information about scholarships (for travel, for Brethren Volunteer Service workers) that may be available by request until April 15 at or 847-429-4385.