CCYM to celebrate Day of Prayer at UP!WORD
On April 23, in the midst of UP!WORD – held April 22-24 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool – the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) has planned many moments of prayer for the 2016 General Conference session and The United Methodist Church in general to coincide with the Upper New York Conference’s Day of Prayer.
Emily Lasher, the worship chair of CCYM, said the worship team has been hard at work planning prayers for General Conference.
“We are looking forward to making youth in our Conference aware of the events that are occurring in The United Methodist Church regionally as well as globally,” she said.
Day of Prayer will be introduced at UP!WORD on either Friday evening or Saturday morning. Each workshop – there will be about 50 in total – will begin with prayer connected to the Day of Prayer, and each worship time – two on Saturday and one on Sunday – will include prayer connected to the Day of Prayer.
“UP!WORD is a time for youth to grow closer to God alongside other youth from across the Conference,” said Maya Smith, CCYM co-chair. “By participating in the Conference-wide Day of Prayer for General Conference, youth are able to show great love and support for our brothers and sisters throughout the Conference and all those attending General Conference. While growing in Christ together at UP!WORD, it is important for us to remember to look outward. The Day of Prayer allows us to do this.”