This is a little slice of Youth Conference on your doorstep, or computer screen to be more exact! But what, I hear you ask, even is Youth Conference? A Conference for youth - that sounds rather dull to me, but no, you are mistaken! Youth Conference is, apart from God, the best thing since sliced bread. But cliché aside Youth Conference really is super duper. It's designed for 13-18 year old teens who have some link with a church from the connexion, maybe your next door neighbours dog's old wife who belonged to the bloke at 52 goes to church, or maybe you have a friend who knows something about a church in our connexion. Really, you're all very welcome!
We meet a couple of times a year, once usually in October, a weekend during your half term, and the other in April, during your Easter break. Our next conference, the October one we call "Reunion" is going to be taking place next at Bolney Village Chapel, Top Street, Bolney, Haywards Heath, RH17 5PP from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of October. Posters and booking forms have been circulated to the churches but hopefully you will be able to getthem from the main page on the Countess of Huntingdon Connexional Website soon (just click back)!
But, returning to that initial conundrum which we encountered, that head scratching question: What is Youth Conference? Well, I'll try and sum it up for you in a nutshell! Youth Conference is a few God filled days of worship, prayer, teaching, not much sleeping, and plenty of frolics and antics, a few days jam-packed full of fun!
Don't believe me.. Well just take a look below at these victorious tower builders, who finished with the final straw.
Or even these tower builders (Disclaimer: we don't just build towers).
Seriously though, Youth Conference is fantastic, and God is the central focus. It can be tricky being a teenager at the best of times, all those hormones running riot, but it's even harder if you're a Christian or hang out at church or with Christian friends on the odd occasion. You - yes YOU! - are one of the main reasons for Youth Conference, besides God of course!
Here we all are in April '15, the one we call "Youth Conference" at High Leigh Conference Centre! Next time you'll be grinning out with this motley crew from behind the screen we hope! We'd love to have you along!
Oh, and this link here takes you to the Youth Conference Facebook Group (where you can post prayer requests throughout the year and link up with all your Youth Conference friends) and clicking here will take you to the Youth Conference Facebook Page (which gives you all the latest Youth Conference updates) for all of those lovers of such new fangled technology!