‘Refuge’ youth event breaks last year’s record attendance

Refuge, a junior high youth event sponsored by the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries (ACCYM) was held Nov. 8-10, 2013.

In its second year at Shepherd of the Ozarks near Harriet, Ark., Refuge drew some 370 attendees—the largest Refuge to date, and an increase of about 100 attendees over last year’s record-breaking number.

The next two Conference youth events are MITTO, a mission opportunity for high school students held Dec. 30, 2013 through Jan. 2, 2014, at First UMC Pine Bluff; and Veritas (ACCYM’s largest event) for grades 7-12, scheduled for Feb. 28 through March 2, 2014, in Rogers.

To learn about any of these events, or how your youth group can get involved, visit accym.org or contact Michelle Moore, coordinator of youth and young adult ministries for the Arkansas Conference, at michelle.moore@arumc.org.