The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches are centered around the worship of and the trust in God as lived and taught by Jesus Christ and carried on by the power of the Holy Spirit. This includes the daily invitation to all to pray, serve, and “Here’s my Heart” For young people it helps to spend dedicated time discerning what these invitations mean, what they look like, and how they connect to their lives. The Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019 strives to connect youth and adults with activities that inspire them to be alert, active and seek ways to connect their lives with their growing faith.
Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church that occurs every three years. The 2019 event is July 16-20, 2019 at Purdue University. The theme for the 2019 event is “Here’s My Heart”. Grace Presbytery Youth Ministry Committee is forming a delegation to travel to PYT and we need your help as we make plans for next summer. We realize that July 2019 is a long way off, but in order to assure that we are prepared for the Triennium, we need to ask our congregations to make their commitments now.
The Youth Ministry Committee would like to know by August 31, 2018 the intentions of every congregation in Grace Presbytery regarding their participation in Triennium 2019.
Please indicate whether your church:
- intends to send YOUTH as part of Grace Presbytery Triennium delegation, we need to know the number of spaces (8 youth max) that your church wishes to reserve.
- CHOOSES NOT TO SEND (or are unable to send) youth from the congregation as part of the Grace Presbytery Triennium delegation; or,
- CHOOSE TO REGISTER AND SEND ITS OWN DELEGATION to the Triennium.
If your church intends to send youth as part of Grace Presbytery delegation, we will need to know the number of spaces that your church wishes to reserve. You may let us know by returning the enclosed response card, or by sending an e-mail response to Gary Holloman email – by August 31, 2018.
Once we determine how many spaces have been reserved, we will confirm that commitment to the Triennium Registrar. It will then be the responsibility of local congregations to complete the registration process through the presbytery’s channels. Registration information will be made available to congregations by October 2018. A deposit of $100 per participant will be due in the presbytery office by December 1, 2018 with the balance due on May 1, 2019.
Adults interested in attending Presbyterian Youth Triennium should fill out the Adult Sponsor Application Form that will be located on the Grace Presbytery webpage in early October. The Triennium Leadership Team will select the adult sponsors from the submitted applications based on the ratios of youth attending the conference. We are excited about Grace Presbytery’s involvement at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019. We hope that your congregation will be represented among the members of Grace Presbytery’s delegation!
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-393-5617.