The SCM-NYC will hold a celebrationof the WSCF Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) at Judson Memorial Church in New York City on February 17 at 4pm.
The WSCF Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) is one of the oldest global prayers of the modern ecumenical era. Representatives of the 10 member movements of the WSCF and 3 “contact” movements met in 1897 and decided to hold a universal day of prayer for students in the first half of February, the only day they found it possible to unite. They believed in the importance of prayer as a foundation for the ministry and work they were called to do, and they believed in the power and potential of the Federation united in common prayer and common vision.
The UDPS has continued over all these years, making it one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. It serves as one of the tangible signs of our common life and connection between students and Senior Friends (alumni) of the Federation all around the world, and we invite all our members and friends to unite in prayer for the world, the church, the students, and the WSCF itself on (or around) the 3rd Sunday of February, WSCF’s current tradition. (You may also choose to set an alternate date that is more convenient for your community.)
It’s that time again! SCM-USA is gearing up for the 2nd annual Leadership Training Program. The theme for this year’s conference is We Are Many, We Are One: Equipping Progressive Christian Student Leaders for Embodied Activism. The conference will be held on April 3-6, 2014 at the 4H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD near Washington, D.C. The gathering is an opportunity for students, young adults, senior friends and partners at large to engage in conversations around movement building locally and nationally, to discuss glo-cal activism, and to reflect theologically upon the Christian faith and activism are embodied within the context of global grassroots organizing and movement building. We have an amazing weekend planned. We are delighted to have Jim Winkler, General Secretary and President of the National Council of Churches as our keynote speaker and Karen Georgia Thompson, Minister for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the United Church of Christ as one of our bible study leaders. Students and young adults will facilitate a variety of sessions as well as lead workshops and present on panels sharing the work they are doing with the SCM/WSCF and their experience at events attended on behalf of the WSCF. Please spread the word, and join us for what promises to be a weekend filled with promise and purpose!
Once applications have been received, the SCM-USA will choose and send two names to the WSCF Inter-regional Office (IRO) and one will be selected as theSCM-USA official delegate. The delegate will be responsible to help raise money for his/her participation in the Assembly. The SCM-USA delegate will be also proposed as candidate to be elected as the US member to the global WSCF Executive Committee for the following four years' term.
If interested, please fill out a document responding to the following questions:
Write a paragraph about yourself and what you do.
What is your experience with the SCM/WSCF?
How would you benefit from this opportunity? What gifts and experiences will you bring to the WSCF General Assembly?