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St. Herman DCMA Youth Conference 2022

“The Sacramental Life”

Sponsored by the Youth Committee of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America,

with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Peter

WIth the generous support of:

The ROCOR Fund for Assistance

and

The St. John Kochurov Society

Where: Sts. Peter and Fevronia Orthodox Church, Merriam, Kansas (Kansas City) and

Tall Oaks Conference Center (12778 189th St, Linwood, KS 66052)

When: Dec 26-30, 2022

Who: Youth ages 14 and older

What: An opportunity for Orthodox young people to get to know each other, to be strengthened in their faith, and to build lasting memories.

Early Bird Registration closes on November 22, 2022

Late Registration is open until December 12, 2022

Poster to Download & Print

Talks and Discussions

Activities

Volunteering

Choir

Logistics

Registration, Waivers and Payment

Talks and Discussions

In addition to our speaker, we always have a panel discussion, small group discussions, and opportunities for informal conversation.

Speaker:

Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

“Matter Matters”

The physical side of the Fall & Redemption.

“Fall Down, Get Up”

The spiritual side of Salvation through Ascetism.

Fr Joseph is the Vice-Chairman of the Antiochian Department of Missions and Evangelism and serves as Dean of the East Texas Deanery in the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America. He is the Pastor of St Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas. He is the host of the Orthodixie podcast and co-hosts The 153 podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.

Fr Joseph’s work has appeared in Touchstone magazine, Christian Bioethics journal, The WORD magazine, and on the Antiochian Archdiocese’s webpage. He is the author of One Flew Over the Onion Dome – American Orthodox Converts, Retreads, and Reverts (2006), Defeating Sin – Overcoming Our Passions and Changing Forever (2007), We Came, We Saw, We Converted – The Lighter Side of Orthodoxy in America (2009), and Fire from Ashes – The Reality of Perpetual Conversion (coauthored with Steve Robinson, 2014). He is currently compiling, editing, and annotating the works of his Pastoral Theology professor, the late Dr Charles Caldwell, tentatively titled: Dying Dionysius – The Living Faith of a Deathbed Convert.


Activities

The conference includes lots of time to make and renew friendships and have fun together. This year’s activities will include:


Volunteering

Every year we live our faith together by volunteering in the local community.


Choir

One of our conference traditions is to sing the Vigil and Divine Liturgy together as a group. This is a great way to better understand our worship and become more at home in Church. We prepare for this by having 2-3 rehearsals together.


Logistics

TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONFERENCE

Each participant is responsible for their own transportation. There will likely be vans going to the conference from Chicago, Texas, and Cincinnati; contact Fr. Nicholas if you would like to join them. If you will be traveling by plane, please provide us with your flight plans in advance so that we can arrange to pick you up at the airport. For all questions about transportation, contact Fr. Nicholas (frnicholaspark@protonmail.com or (972) 839-2439).

REGISTRATION AT THE START OF THE CONFERENCE

Registration is from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Dec 26th at Tall Oaks Conference Center

The conference opens at 5:00pm, with dinner at 6:00 p.m.

THINGS TO BRING – VERY IMPORTANT!

Outdoor activities are planned, including snow!

It will be cold outside -- it is Winter, and we will not be in the South!

THINGS TO LEAVE AT HOME

COST and FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The cost for food, lodging and all activities is $250. The conference is for college and high school youth age 14 and older.

If you need assistance with the cost of registration or travel to the conference, please contact Fr. Nicholas Park, Chairman of the Diocesan Youth Committee, at frnicholaspark@protonmail.com or (972) 839-2439.

The true cost of the conference is closer to $450 per participant, and we are able to offer the more affordable $250 cost due to the generosity of our donors. Special thanks to the St. John Kochurov Society, the Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR, the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America Youth Fund supported by annual donations for parishes in our diocese, and Anonymous Benefactors. Many thanks to our benefactors!

If you are able, we welcome additional donations towards conference expenses and to help fund scholarships.

END OF CONFERENCE

The conference will end at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30.

WAIVERS

All participants must complete waivers below. Please make sure they are signed and send them to Matushka Rachel Rose  via email (rmrose83@gmail.com) – either scan them or take a photograph of the completed form.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Contact Fr. Nicholas: frnicholaspark@protonmail.com or 972-839-2439.

Registration, Waivers and Payment Links

REGISTRATION

 ****Register here****

After you register, please fill out and send in the waivers below and make payment using the links below.

If you are unable to pay in full for registration and travel, please inquire about scholarships. We want you to come!

PAYMENT LINKS

LINK TO PAY THE $250 REGISTRATION FEE: Donate to ROCOR Diocese of Chicago and Mid America

CLICK HERE TO PAY SOME OTHER AMOUNT: Donate to ROCOR Diocese of Chicago and Mid America

WAIVERS

After you register, please download and complete these waivers and send them to Matushka Rachel Rose via email (rmrose83@gmail.com).

Under 18

18 and over

DCMA Waiver

DCMA Waiver