Youth Workers Resource Room

Youth Workers Resource Room

Renew, Refresh, Relate, Recharge!
There will be a space designated just for Youth Workers (i.e. adults who will be accompanying youth) at NYE! This room is designed to serve as a place where you can find opportunities to renew and refresh mind, body and spirit, relate with other youth workers and engage in formational sessions, and literally recharge their various electronic devices. Here are the details:
General Hours
Noon – 11:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Wed. – Fri.)
NOTE: The Resource Room will be closed during all Plenary and Worship Sessions!

· A variety of healthy snacks and beverages
· Scheduled opportunities for networking, spiritual engagement, and learning
· Places to "plug in" and charge phones, laptops, etc.
· Café-style set-up for formal and informal small group gatherings and conversation
· Crafts for play and creativity – includes Play Dough, coloring sheets and crayons, supplies for creating collages, etc.
· Resources to re-center: Finger labyrinths, couches and pillows for meditation and prayer
· Points of connection: Physical and virtual (Twitter/Facebook) bulletin boards to share information, resources, gatherings around specific topics

Tuesday – Imagine Extravagant Welcome
Special Gift Packets
Youth Workers' Mixer/Resource Sharing
Led by Rev. Dr. Sheila Guillaume, Southeast Regional Youth Minister, Florida Conference
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Resource Room
Wednesday – Imagine A Healthy World
"Savoring Pace and Avoiding Burnout for Youth Workers"
Led by Rev. Carmin Frederick, Minister to Teens, Trinity UCC, Chicago, IL
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Resource Room
"Yoga as Sabbath"
Led by Rev. Nicole Havelka, Association Conference Minister for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Iowa Conference
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Resource Room

Thursday – Imagine A World Where Differences Are Embraced
"Identity and Ministry: How Does Who I Am Impact the Youth I Serve?"
Session led by Dr. Donique McIntosh
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Resource Room
Friday – Imagine One Church
Youth Workers' Lunch and Conversation with the Collegium                                   
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Location TBD

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