It’s that time of the year again. The bus loads of youth have departed. Moore Center field no longer rings with the laughter and games of a recreation event. The Assembly Inn again accommodates two people per room, and the kitchen staff can breathe a little easier without the big appetites of hundreds of high school youth.
Yes, we’ve waved goodbye to six weeks of Montreat Youth Conferences. This summer’s theme, “Rooted and Reaching,” hosted over 5,000 young people from all over the country for worship, fellowship, and recreation. If you had the chance to participate, or to drop in on one of the worship services, you know what a meaningful time it was for so many.
Want to get a deeper sense of what a Youth Conference is like for a participant? Be sure to watch this great video from Naomi Mbiye, a youth from Hidenwood Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA:
We’re also saying goodbye to a colleague of ours. A man who’s touched so many lives throughout the church by making Montreat Youth Conferences happen over the past 28 summers. We wish our very best to Bob Tuttle, who retired from Montreat Conference Center last week. We think we speak for many thousands of voices when we say “We’ll miss you, Bob!”
Feeling nostalgic about this summer’s events? Be sure to peruse our Youth Conference Resource Page to find photos, liturgy, and music from many years of Youth Conference. Get your Montreat fix at other times of the year, too! We have programs all year long! Check out our upcoming schedule.