Wofford hosts United Methodist Youth Fellowship Day
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – About 300 young people from churches across South Carolina will converge on the Wofford College campus on Saturday for a fall tradition – United Methodist Youth Fellowship Day.
The group will be treated to a morning concert and lunch in Benjamin Johnson Arena before attending the Terriers’ football game against the Appalachian State University Mountaineers at noon in Gibbs Stadium.
“UMYF Day is a wonderful opportunity for the college to host young people, give them a taste of life here at Wofford, and let them know that they, too, can be part of this in the not-too-distant future,” says Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain at Wofford. “It is also a time when we can show local churches and their youth that the spiritual journey doesn’t stop during the college years. Many of our campus leaders were once part of youth groups like theirs. UMYF Day is now into its fifth decade here. In fact, I participated in it as a student leader here in the 1970s. It’s a real thrill to see how it has continued and grown over the years.
“Wofford is grateful for its connection to the church, and proudly embraces it,” Robinson adds.