from the Young Adult Festival at General Convention 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Hi, my name is Nicole Seiferth. I'm on the design team for the Young Adult Festival and look forward to welcoming all of you in Anaheim! This will be my third General Convention and I can say from experience that this gathering of the Church is always an amazing experience. You're going to meet so many inspiring people -- people who in turn will be inspired by you and your stories and ministries. I can promise you lots of fun, lots to think about, lots to take home with you, but probably not a lot of sleep (there's just too much to do and see!).
In addition to getting to know one another, we have a great opportunity at General Convention to make the wider Church aware of all the many things young adults are doing throughout the church. So don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with someone standing next to you in the Exhibit Hall or go to that reception or gathering for a church ministry that you want to know more about and be involved in. They'll be happy to see you. And, oh, as the editor of our daily YAF newsletter, be sure to take photos while you're there, too, please!
presents Young Adult Voices, a network of places and web-places where young adults in the church can share their thoughts, hear from others and make themselves heard. We invite your contributions at any time, but the high traffic moments will be during festivals, gatherings and special moments in the life of the church, like General Convention 2009. We'll be gathering submissions all through the festival, July 9-14, from participants, observers and deputies, so check in early and often and hear what young adults are saying. And, hey, if you can't be there but want to hear about something, send a message or a comment and we'll find someone to explore and report back. See you in Anaheim!