— Go to www.brethren.org/news/2014/nyc2014 for full coverage of the 2014 NYC. This NYC news index page features photo albums, news reports, the “NYC Tribune” daily news sheet in pdf format, and more. This coverage was provided by the NYC News Team: Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of News Services; photographers Glenn Riegel and Nevin Dulabaum; writers Frank Ramirez and Mandy Garcia; Question of the Day by Maddie Dulabaum, Britnee Harbaugh, and Frank Ramirez; Eddie Edmonds, NYC Tribune editor; website and NYC app support by Don Knieriem and Russ Otto.
— Daily pages from NYC offer a peek into each day’s events and activities for the close to 2,400 youth, advisors, volunteers, and staff who were at the 2014 National Youth Conference at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Each day focused on a different theme:
Saturday, July 19, ‘Right Now!’ www.brethren.org/news/2014/saturday-at-nyc-right-now.html
Sunday, July 20, ‘Called’ www.brethren.org/news/2014/sunday-at-nyc-called.html
Monday, July 21, ‘Struggle’ www.brethren.org/news/2014/monday-at-nyc-struggle.html
Tuesday, July 22, ‘Claim’ www.brethren.org/news/2014/tuesday-at-nyc-claim.html
Wednesday, July 23, ‘Live’ www.brethren.org/news/2014/wednesday-at-nyc-live.html
Thursday, July 24, ‘Journey’ www.brethren.org/news/2014/thursday-at-nyc-journey.html
— Worship resources that were used in services at NYC have been posted online for use by youth groups and congregations following on the conference. Resources include calls to worship, prayers, scripture readings, litanies, and even the texts of the “Wonder Moments” that were led by Josh Brockway, director of Spiritual Life and Discipleship. Download the NYC worship resources from www.brethren.org/yya/nyc/worship-resources.html .
— On Wednesday, July 23, during the morning worship service Nigerian participants at NYC presented a plaque to Church of the Brethren leaders expressing the appreciation of Nigerian Brethren youth for American Brethren youth. Emmanuel Ibrahim, who is a youth director for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) presented the plaque on behalf of the youth of EYN to the youth of NYC. “Hallelujah! Amen! On behalf of the youth of Nigeria, I greet you, and thank God for his love and protection of our lives…. We want to present this as a token of our love. As we face a myriad or problems, this experience defined the challenge of our true Christian character. I would like to thank you for your support…for such a time as this.”
— More than 160 NYCers turned out early on Sunday morning for the 5K fun run around the CSU campus. “Congratulations to all participants who were crazy enough to wake up for a 6 a.m. run!” said a thank you note from the coordinator for the event. “We had an OUTSTANDING turnout of over 160! Way to go! Thank you all for a fantastic 5K.” A shout out to these top runners: Female: 1 Rachel Peter, 2 Annie Noffsinger, 3 Jennifer Simmons; Male: 1 Bohdan Hartman, 2 Mark Muchie, 3 Nathan Hosler.
— NYC by the numbers (some of these numbers are preliminary):
2,390 NYC registrations, including youth, adult advisors, volunteers, and staff
19 international participants including 5 youth and adults from Brazil, 3 from the Dominican Republic, 4 from India with 3 from First District Church of the Brethren India and 1 from Church of North India, 4 from Nigeria, and 3 from Spain.
92 people whose attendance at NYC this year was made possible with help from the NYC Scholarship Fund
519 Hygiene Kits donated to Church World Service.
780-plus pounds of food collected for the Larimer County Food Bank
$1,566 received in cash and checks for the food bank
1,900-plus postcards signed and mailed in support of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted from Chibok. The postcards were provided by the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service office and directed to Secretary of State John Kerry. They read: “I’m in Fort Collins, Colorado, with more than 2,000 youth from the Church of the Brethren, U.S., for our National Youth Conference. Our sisters from the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria could have been here too, but they were abducted from their school in Chibok. Please use your office to bring stability to Nigeria and stop the trafficking of women.”
$6,544.10 received in an offering for the Haiti Medical Project
$8,559.20 received in an offering for the NYC Scholarship Fund
1,091 downloads of the new NYC app
NYC 2014 News Team: Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of News Services. Eddie Edmonds, NYC Tribune editor. Photography: Glenn Riegel, Nevin Dulabaum.Writers: Frank Ramirez, Mandy Garcia. Question of the day: Britnee Harbaugh, Maddie Dulabaum. Web and app support: Don Knieriem, Russ Otto.