2019-2020 was quite a year for PYC! We had an amazing group of youth and adults who began our year together last May as we were installed at the Presbytery meeting. We worked, planned and bonded as a group and hosted a incredible retreat at Bonclarken for 120 Middle School Youth and Adults in October. Planning began immediately for the Senior High Youth retreat at Montreat to be held in March. Until the weekend before, we were on schedule, with small group materials ready, t-shirts printed, keynotes and music, energizers and recreation and name tags printed and then Covid-19 became our reality. While we were all incredibly disappointed, we knew that canceling the retreat was the right thing to do!
It was a tough was to end a fantastic year. Special thanks to this amazing group of leaders. We are so thankful for the many ways they stepped up to lead and encourage others while sharing their faith! These photos are from our last Zoom meeting at a 2019-2020 PYC!
This year, the interview process for PYC looked very different! Special thanks to all the youth and their leaders for their patience as we worked through a new way of interviewing. We are so excited to announce that our PYC for this year will have 16 youth and 5 adults representing 12 churches throughout Foothills Presbytery.
Nine of our youth members are returning members and we welcome 7 new members. We are hopeful that we will be able to meet in person very soon so that we can begin bonding as a group and begin planning for the fall!
Please keep PYC in your prayers in the coming year. We are blessed by such a strong group of leaders!
2020-2021 PYC members: Seniors; Graycen Watson, Mac Smith, Augusta Roach, Grace Harshbarger, Mary Katherine Nelson, Grace deMaine, Sarah Phillips: Juniors; Max Gassner, Ben Sheorn, Grace Short, Gracelyn Latham, Emma Moore, Nevaeh Harden: Sophomores; Caroline Anthony, Mary DuPre Pannell, Sophie deMaine, Adult Leaders; Joan Jones, Lauren Slingerland, Becky Shafer, Nelson Jones and Kelli Burnett.