NCC Pilgrimage to reach an exciting new milestone in ministry with first-ever virtual Pilgrimage.
Dear sisters and brothers,
While we regret that we are unable to gather together in person at the Crown Coliseum this fall, we are truly excited to continue the ministry and tradition of Pilgrimage in a new way for the 2020 event. A virtual Pilgrimage experience creates a world of opportunity to share youth voices, connect as a community, and serve others. We are excited to use this opportunity to further embody our core values.
Here is what we know now, and are committed to sharing regular updates about the 2020 Pilgrimage Experience:
- The 2020 event will be held in a virtual format
- Youth-led worship will be at the forefront of our work, as it has been for the past 27 years of the ministry
- Mission-oriented programs will be an integral part of the experience
- The event will take place on or around the second weekend of November: November 13-15, 2020
- Resources will be provided to youth leaders to further empower their youth
You can receive the most up-to-date information at nccpilgrimage.org/p20.
Our decision to adjust the structure of Pilgrimage 2020 from an in-person event to a virtual event was not made lightly and was prayerfully guided by the core values of the NC Conference Youth Ministry. Our planning for the 2020 event will further be guided by these values, as well as by an extended planning team made up of youth and adult leaders, lay and clergy members, and NC Conference representatives.
The core values of the NC Conference Youth Ministry are to:
- Create meaningful and Christ-centered learning, mission and worship experiences for youth of the NC Conference
- Empower, equip and nurture youth to become leaders in the local, district and conference levels of the church
- Practice Wesleyan traditions while embodying the spirit of Christ in uniting diverse members of our community
We treasure our partnership with youth, their leaders, and churches. That’s why we need your ideas and suggestions this year. We invite you to share your thoughts on how we can create a meaningful and Christ-centered virtual worship experience for Pilgrimage 2020. Send your comments via our Suggestions page by July 31, 2020. Thank you for helping make Pilgrimage 2020 a success!
We offer this prayer:
“God, we thank you for the opportunity to serve and empower your people in your name. We pray for the physical healing of those that are suffering, and for guidance so that we may support our sisters and brothers in their time of need. We lift the 2020 Pilgrimage Experience to you, and pray your hand will guide us as we prepare for a unique opportunity to serve you better.”
The Pilgrimage Leadership Team
For more information, visit Pilgrimage 2020.