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United Methodist Youth Annual Conference set at Wofford College

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The United Methodist Youth Annual Conference 2005 will bring 400 rising eight-graders through rising 12th-graders to the Wofford College campus July 11-15.

This year’s theme for the conference is “Jesus was a Revolutionary: And We, as Christians, Are Revolutionaries.”

The program is part of the South Carolina Conference of Age-Level Ministries. Each church in the South Carolina Methodist Conference is invited to send delegates to the Youth Annual Conference, where they are challenged by guest speakers, participate in musical programs, worship and bond together. They also elect members of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry, who represent young people at the state-level United Methodist Conference, whose mission is to “model a means for spiritual growth, fellowship and service … (and) enable the youth of South Carolina to be ministers in the name of God.”

During the week, students will attend morning worship services, then will participate in a variety of activities, including watching movies and discussing their messages, hearing from guest speakers and attending various workshops. Wednesday at 9 a.m., attendees will have their field day activities – fun and games on Wofford’s intramural fields.

The South Carolina Conference on Age-Level Ministries is the leading body for the intergenerational ministries of the United Methodist Church in South Carolina. It is a section of the South Carolina Conference Council on Connectional Ministries, based in Summerville, S.C.

Wofford has been the site for the Methodist Youth Annual Conference for a number of years.

For information about the conference, contact June Willson at (888) 613-7288 or (843) 851-2457 or at jbwillson@agelevel.com. For more information on the South Carolina Conference on Age-Level Ministries, go to www.agelevel.org.