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International Affairs Seminar Youth

March 14, 2020 - March 21, 2020



March 14, 2020
March 21, 2020

This is an amazing opportunity that the Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ and Central Rocky Mt Region Disciples of Christ are offering for high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen in the spring of 2020.

The International Affairs Seminar (IAS) is a fun and meaningful experience that helps young people grow in faith and apply it to real-world issues. Participants will study the theme (how we treat immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers) this winter, and then travel to NYC and Washington DC on March 14-21, 2020 with visits to the United Nations and the Offices of our elected officials in Congress. They will also connect with non-profits and churches who are making a difference, worship together, attend a play, eat amazing food, volunteer, and spend time sightseeing.

IAS is truly a special opportunity for our Youth. Many of our past participants have ended up making college and career choices inspired by their experience. We have IAS alumni who are working for non-profits and NGO’s, some who are teachers and nurses, and there are even a few who are ministers! All say that IAS was one of the best experiences of their high school years, and many continue to participate in their churches and regions.

The IAS theme this year is “Christian Hospitality” and is based on Deuteronomy 10:17-19. Kenneth Ingram is the UCC sponsor, and Rachel Nelson and Shelly Garrison are our DOC sponsors for the event. Together they are working to make this a safe, fun and educational experience for everyone.

The cost is $1,700 and RMC youth are eligible for a $200 scholarship. A $500 deposit was due on November 1. In past years many congregations have also helped their youth participate by paying as much as half of their cost. We are hoping that you will see the potential benefits of the program and again be willing to offer support to any youth from your church who want to attend.

If you have questions, concerns, or curiosity about you participating as a sponsor, please contact Kenneth Ingram. Download and follow the instructions on the application below to register.


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Kenneth Ingram

Rev. Ingram attended Iliff School of Theology in Denver where he completed his Master of Divinity. He is the Pastor of St. Paul’s UCC in Laramie, WY.