News and Events - April 2016

NEWS AND EVENTS - Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Dear Honorable Clergy, Church Executive Boards, and Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

With the Blessing of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, the Youth Ministry Committee is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Youth Conference to be held in Indianapolis, IN from Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2016.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Orthodoxy, Race to the Truth”  The conference is open to all high school students.  Students are eligible from the summer prior to 9th grade through the summer following 12th grade.

Continuing our effort to provide a variety of experiences for our youth, the facility we have selected for this year’s conference is Marian University in Indianaoplis, IN.  The college is an excellent location that has all the amenities that we need to have a successful conference full of spiritual and social activities.

This youth conference is an excellent opportunity for parishes in North and South America to send teenagers for spiritual fulfillment and fellowship with like-minded youth.  The conference will include presentations and discussions related to important topics that our youth face every day.  Recreational and fellowship events will enable our youth to interact with other high school students from throughout North and South America.  

We hope that each parish will provide the financial means necessary to send representatives to the youth conference.  There is NO LIMIT to the number of participants each parish can send.  Each teenager will be required to provide a $175 registration fee as well as transportation to Indianapolis, IN.  All room and board costs will be paid by the Central Church Council.

This year all registrations will be submitted online through the following site.  Please complete the online form for each representative you are sending to the conference.

Registration Form:

All registrations must be received no later than June 15, 2016.  It is very important that your complete registration be submitted by this date so that the coordinators can prepare for the conference logistics.

Please feel free to contact Chris Radanovic if you have any questions about the conference.  His home telephone number is (717) 303-3611 and email is

We are very excited to have this opportunity to facilitate this event.  We hope you will support the future of the church by sending youth from your parish to the conference.

The Youth Ministry Committee

Serbian Orthodox Church

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