1998 NCC News Archives
NCC News Alerts
Executive Board May 18-19, New York City
Young Adult Ministries Training Event May 22-25, Atlanta
Tune in to Kids and Family II Week, June 8-14, Nationwide
NCC EXECUTIVE BOARD TO MEET
NEW YORK, May 14 ---- The National Council of Churches Executive Board will hold its regular spring meeting Monday and Tuesday, May 18-19, in New York City at The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive at 120th St. Among items on the agenda:
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YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES TRAINING EVENT
ATLANTA, Ga., May 14 ---- Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young will headline a first-of-its-kind national training event May 22-25 for specialists in young adult ministries. More than 200 persons representing 10 denominations are expected to attend "Come to the Feast." This ecumenical event is sponsored by the National Council of Churches Young Adult Ministry Team and planned by young adults. The venue is the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue in downtown Atlanta.
Ambassador Young, an ordained United Church of Christ minister and the president-elect of the National Council of Churches, will keynote a 7 p.m. dinner May 23. He has served three terms in the U.S. Congress and is a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Also addressing the gathering (at the 8 p.m. closing worship service May 24) will be the Rev. Minerva G. Carcaņo, a United Methodist minister who is Director of the Mexican American Program at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
The "Come to the Feast" agenda also offers skills workshops for young adult ministry. Interfaith conversions, life transitions, and spiritual nurture are among the issues to be explored by the workshop presenters.
The sponsoring Young Adult Ministry Team includes the following denominations: African Methodist Episcopal Church, American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Church of the Brethren, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, General Conference of the Mennonite Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church.
For more information or to arrange interviews with either of the keynote speakers, contact the Rev. Grant Azdell, Associate for Young Adult Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), phone 317-635-3113, ext. 295. During the training event, Mr. Azdell can be reached at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, phone 404-521-0000.
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NCC WELCOMES "TUNE IN TO KIDS AND FAMILY II WEEK," JUNE 8-14
NEW YORK, May 14 ---- "Tune in to Kids and Family II Week," a week-long cable television programming initiative showcasing family and childrens programming, is a welcome opportunity for building media literacy, affirmed the National Council of Churches. The Week (June 8-14) complements the NCCs own media awareness efforts, including its Media Awareness Year, which provides curriculum and other resources for teachers, preachers and parents, commented Mary Byrne Hoffmann of the Councils Communication Department.
More than 75 cable networks are participating in the Week. Contact the National Cable Television Associations Public Affairs Office, 202-775-3629. For Media Awareness Year resources, contact Ms Hoffmann at the NCC, 212-870-2282.
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