UNITE! Purdue University | July 22-25

United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event will take place at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana July 22-25th 2020. This 4 day event is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering. Often bringing in 4,000 participants, this time together is centered on faith, leadership, service and social justice to empower our youth.

Who: Young people who have completed 6th through 12th grade.

What: United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event

When: July 22-25th 2020

Where: Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Cost: $375

Directions

Arriving From Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend: Exit I-65 at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on South Street. Proceed four miles to West Lafayette. (Be sure to follow the state Route 26 signs carefully. At the intersection with Main Street, state Route 26 will jog one block north and become Columbia Street.) When you cross the Wabash River you are in West Lafayette and are now on State Street. Proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn right on Grant Street. The Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on campus map) will be 1/2 block on your right.

From Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis and Terre Haute:
Exit I-70 (Exit 41) or I-74 (Exit 34) on U.S. 231 North. When you cross the Wabash River, you are in West Lafayette. At the third light, turn left on State Street. At the second traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. The Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on campus map) will be 1/2 block on your right.

NYE 2020 Schedule

All Day

#NYE4Justice

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Morning Activities | 7am-9am

8:00 AM

Plenary Rehearsal

8am-9am

9:00 AM

Morning Plenary

With Live Music | 9am-10:15am

10:15 AM

Caucus Groups

10:15am-10:45am

11:00 AM

Workshops

11am-12pm

NOON

Lunch

Wristbands Required | 12pm-2pm

2:00 PM

Workshops

Service Advocacy Group B | 2pm-4pm

4:00 PM

Flex Time

Services & Advocacy Group B | 4pm-5pm

5:00 PM

Dinner

Wristbands Required | 5pm-7pm

7:00 PM

Live Music

Elliot | 7pm-7:30pm

7:30 PM

Worship/Plenary

7:30pm-8pm

8:30 PM

Unite! Small Groups

Purdue Mall, Elliot, Purdue Memorial | 8:30pm-9:15pm

9:30 PM

Concert

At Slayter with Ice Cream | 9:30pm-11pm

All Day

#NYE4Faith

7:00 AM

Move Out of Dorms

7am-8am

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Morning Activities | 7am-9am

8:30 AM

Unite! Small Groups

8:30am-11am

9:30 AM

Workshops

9:30am-11am

10:00 AM

Worship Rehearsal

10am-11am

11:00 AM

Communion Worship

Commissioning | 11am-12:30pm

All Day

#NYE4Earth

7:00 AM

Breakfast

And Morning Activities | 7am-9am

8:00 AM

Plenary Rehearsal

8am-9am

9:00 AM

Morning Plenary

With Live Music | 9am-10:15am

10:15 AM

Caucus Group

10:15am-10:45am

11:00 AM

Workshops

11am-12pm

NOON

Lunch

Wristbands Required | 12pm-1pm

2:00 PM

Workshops

Service Advocacy Group A | 2pm-4pm

4:00 PM

Flex Time

Services & Advocacy Group A | 4pm-5pm

5:00 PM

Dinner

Wristbands Required | 5pm-7pm

6:00 PM

Worship Rehearsal

6pm-7pm

7:00 PM

Live Music

Elliot | 7pm-7:30pm

7:30 PM

Opening Worship

7:30pm-8pm

8:30 PM

Unite! Small Groups

Purdue Mall, Elliot, Purdue Memorial | 8:30pm-9:15pm

9:30 PM

Late Night Activities

Open Mic, Documentary & Discussion, Live Music Spaces | 9:30pm-11pm

All Day

Unite Welcome

1:00 PM

Welcome and Leader Orientation by Purdue Staff

Hillenbrand Hall | 1pm-5pm

1:00 PM

Registration and Arrival

Stewart Hall | 1pm-5pm

5:00 PM

Dinner

Wristbands Required | 5pm-7pm

6:00 PM

Opening Worship Rehearsal

6pm-7pm

7:00 PM

Live Music

Elliot | 7pm-7:30pm

7:30 PM

Opening Worship

7:30pm-8pm

8:30 PM

Unite Groups Gather

Purdue Mall, Elliott, Purdue Memorial | 8:30pm-9:15pm

9:30 PM

Late Night Activities

Ballroom | 9:30pm-11pm

NOTICE: Check back frequently because the NYE agenda is updated periodically and subject to change. Have a magical summer – Keep Believing!

Speakers

E.N. West

affectionately called "E", proudly hails from Alexandria, Virginia in the D.C. metropolitan area, and is a graduate of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in American S

E.N. West

Speaker

Natalia Serna

also known as La Muna, is a Colombia- American musician and sociologist that moved to the border city of Nogales, Sonora as a volunteer at the Kino Border Initiative Soup Kitchen. Corazόn Norte has b

Natalia Serna

Speaker

Zyahna Bryant

is a student activist and community organizer who works on issues of Racial Justice in Charlottesville, VA. She founded the Black Student Union at her high school and is a member of the Charlottesvill

Zyahna Bryant

Speaker

Tracy Howe Wispelwey

is a songwriter, producer, activist and minister, descended from people in Southeast Asia and Europe, and born on the Native lands of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe people in what is now known as Boulder,

Tracy Howe Wispelwey

Speaker

Rev. Trayce L. Potter

is a graduate of Hiram College (BA in Early Childhood Education) and Christian Theological Seminary (M.Div). In August of 2011 she was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ohio. A

Rev. Trayce L. Potter

Speaker

Catawba Worship

an ensemble of student singers and Instrumentalists from Catawba College, Salisbury NC will perform as the main house band at all worship sessions and after-hours events during the 2020 NYE.

Catawba Worship

Artist

Reverend, Edwin Pérez

is a Latinx ordained minister in a progressive Pentecostal Christian tradition, Apostolic Fellowship International Revival Ministries (AFIRM). Edwin is on the Board of Directors for the "Together-As-O

Reverend, Edwin Pérez

Speaker

Rev. Brendan Curran

lives in Barrington, RI and serves as the Associate Pastor of the Barrington Congregational Church (UCC). As the VP for Justice and Witness for the RI conference of the UCC (soon to be association!) h

Rev. Brendan Curran

Speaker

Dee Jay Doc Harrill and the Refresh Collective

Dee Jay Doc is a hip-hop artist, youth cultivator and founder of the Refresh Collective (refreshcollective.org). In his 25 years as an MC (rapper), turntabl

Dee Jay Doc Harrill and the Refresh Collective

Artist

James Dekle

is a native of Statesboro, Georgia. Dekle came to the Black Cultural Center from Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as Choral Director for the Dekalb Early College Academy and the Atlanta Music Project

James Dekle

Speaker

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Questions? Contact pottert@ucc.org or 216-736-3870.