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Among the thousands of youth gather for their first Presbyterian Youth Triennium, being held this week at Purdue University, Allie Parker is attending for the fourth time.
Like Zacchaeus, many youth “live in a world where we are concerned about how others see us,” said Chicago pastor Sandra Van Optstal during a Wednesday sermon that highlighted a lively and earnest afternoon worship service at Presbyterian Youth Triennium. “People saw Zacchaeus as someone who was not gospel material. He had everything he needed, and it’s not likely he will would turn that around.”
When Richard and Pam Reid began to lead the youth group at First Presbyterian Church in Defiance, Ohio, they never knew how rich they’d become.
In 1980, I was serving on the Youth Committee in Cincinnati Presbytery. We heard about this Triennium event that would be held at Indiana University. We didn’t know much about it, but a group of youth and adults stepped out in faith and we went.
More than 4,000 youth and their chaperones clearly energized by having arrived at Purdue University for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium worshiped together Tuesday night through movement, singing, prayer, confession — and by hearing thoughtful, heartfelt preaching.
A quick but random check revealed an obvious reason so many young people have journeyed to Presbyterian Youth Triennium being held this week at Purdue University: They want to meet people.
As the Rev. Rob Mueller of Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Antonio put the final touches on the Global Partners exhibit space at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium Tuesday morning, he was experiencing both joy and anguish due to circumstances on the U.S. southern border.
Presbyterian Youth Triennium staff and volunteers prepared for the Tuesday arrival of thousands of young people by worshiping together Monday evening and then remembering their baptisms and God’s unceasing mercy in a unique way.
@CHURCH, a new card game that invites players to consider the nature of church and how disciples are formed in it, will debut next week at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium.
People attending next week’s Presbyterian Youth Triennium on the campus of Purdue University will be among the first to see a new webinar series addressing one of the most important issues of our day: gun violence.