Youth Choir seeks host churches for summer 2016 tour

The task force for the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries Choir Tour 2016 is now considering requests from potential host churches for this summer’s tour.

The dates for Choir Tour 2016 are June 13-19. The choir will make stops to present a worship service at six churches, and would like to worship in as many districts as possible. Interested churches should prayerfully consider the following requirements for hosting the Conference Youth Choir:

  • Sleeping space for roughly 60 people, most of whom have cots or air mattresses. Typically we have twice as many females as males.
  • Dinner the evening of the worship and breakfast the morning after for the same number of people.
  • A common space for youth and adults to enjoy fellowship with each other and host church members.
  • Showers available for everyone, whether at the church, in private homes or at some other facility such as a school gym or fitness center. If showering is off-site, transportation will be needed to and from the shower location(s).
  • Occasionally, host churches can wash the tour shirts—super great to have clean shirts for the next day!
  • Space for the band with their equipment and the choir to hold a worship service that lasts for about an hour.
  • There is a possibility that our sound team will have its own RV, so electric and water hook-ups would be greatly appreciated.

If your church is interested in hosting the Conference Youth Choir for an overnight tour stop, contact Rosemarie Gagnon by Nov. 1, 2015, at, 870-777-8816 or 214-704-8686 (email preferred).

The task force will make final decisions by Nov. 14 and will notify selected churches by Nov. 16.