UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Third Youth Sobor of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA!
It is with great joy that we announce the Third Youth Sobor of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. As you may know, in October 2010 our churches will be convening for our Tri-Annual Sobor, in South Bound Brook, NJ. In an effort to teach our youth about the workings of our Church and create a role for their involvement within her future, a Youth Sobor has been developed, which will run concurrently with the Sobor of the Church. The objectives of the Youth Sobor are as follows:
To provide our teenagers with the opportunity to:
1. Better learn about the workings of our church
2. Provide input to the future of youth programming
3. Gain knowledge through workshops
4. Meet and form connections with fellow Orthodox youth
The Youth Sobor will take place Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31 of the Regular Sobor. We pray that each parish will support their youth who want to attend this historic event.
Youth Sobor participants must be in high school and at least 14 years of age. The Youth Sobor fee will include all meals and events. A parent or chaperone/temporary guardian must accompany each Youth Sobor participant. Youth Sobor participants are encouraged to stay with their parents or chaperones/temporary guardians.
Recognizing that the Youth Sobor begins on Friday morning, we understand that participants may have to miss a day of school. Letters to school officials explaining the educational purposes of the Youth Sobor may be obtained upon request and will be sent directly to the appropriate educators.
Click here for the poster, flyers and save the date cards that you can distribute in your parish. All materials and applications are available on-line at www.uocyouth.org.
We pray that by the Grace and Mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and by the intercessions of His all-pure Mother, that this new chapter in the life of our Church is fruitful and successful.