YOMC – Youth & Outdoor Ministries Committee


Happy New Year!!!

2018 is going to be awesome!!!!!

      “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:19 NLT

     My calendar is quickly filling up for times to come and share about Kamp Kaleo in church services or Youth/Children Nights. There are many more churches than there are days for me to visit them, so members of the YOMC committee (Youth & Outdoor Ministries Committee) will also be visiting    churches. Please contact me ASAP to reserve your spot! You taking a minute to contact me will help me tremendously and allow you to get scheduled quicker and have a better chance of getting the date of your choosing.

     Spring Retreat News! We are excited to be teaming up with Humboldt  Christian Church with their annual “Lock in” to the school gymnasium! This is so much fun! There is also wonderful learning that happens at this event!  Contact me to get on a list to be notified immediately with more info and be watching for registration forms and more details, as soon as I confirm with    Pastor Howard this week I will make that info available to you all.

Contact me to schedule today!

Kristy Horstman- Youth Ministry Coordinator

     International Affairs Seminar:   Finally we have some things nailed down for the March 2018 trip.  We (Nebraska DOC Region and UCC Conference) are partnering with the Central Rocky Mountain Region, DOC, and the Rocky Mountain Conference, UCC for our 2018 IAS experience.  The theme is “Being a Faithful Global Citizen”, based on Galations 5:13-14.  Dates are March 17-24, 2018.  We have identifed our Nebraska sponsors, both with New York City and/or IAS experience, and will announce them   after our Nov. 11 Youth and Outdoor Ministries meeting.

For more information on the trip, go to the Rocky Mountain Conference, UCC website, click on “Camps and Events” and then the International Affairs Seminar link.  I hope to update this for our region and conference websites, including our Nebraska sponsors.

For our Nebraska youth, we may need to add some additional airfare costs.  Denver has direct flights to NYC that are cheaper because it is a much bigger hub than Omaha or Lincoln.  We will know more when we have a firm count on participants; with good lead time we should be able to negotiate some decent rates with the airline.

We need to know firm commitments, if possible, by mid-November.  I know that is not much time, but, hopefully, knowing that we were planning on a March 2018 trip, you all have had a chance to begin gathering resources/fundraising, etc.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any more questions.  I will update with names of our Nebraska sponsors soon after our Nov. 11 YOMC meeting.

Thanks so much for your patience!

D’Arcy Blosser

Youth & Outdoor Ministries Chair