Youth CommunionOur youth serving communion to their adult leaders before getting on the bus.

I just got back from the packing up of the bus and send-off of our youth and their advisors to head to Perdue University for the 2016 Youth Triennium. Before our delegation (a combination of Albany and Northern New York Presbyteries) got on the bus, we gathered in the Sanctuary at the church and had a brief time of prayer and communion with the youth, their parents and their adult and college advisors.  Thank you to Tim Coombs and Katy Stenta for their help with the send-off!

Presbyterian Youth Triennium is the national youth gathering that happens every three years on the campus of Perdue University.  Our youth have spent the last year fundraising, planning, preparing and praying for this trip that promises to be life-changing for each of them.

Here is a complete listing of all the information regarding the Albany Presbytery Delegation heading to Triennium:

You can follow along all week through all social media channels.  Use the hashtags #PYT2016 and #albpresby

Our youth will be offering a daily blog and photos that will be shared at our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

Thank you for your gifts to Albany Presbytery in your shared and basic witness support. The Presbytery pays one-third of the cost for our youth to attend Triennium, with the other two-thirds shared by families and congregations. Without your gifts and generosity, this week for our youth would not be possible.  Thank you!

Thank you as well to our partners at the Synod of the Northeast who gave $100/youth to all youth throughout the entire Synod who are attending Triennium.  Thank you!

Join me in praying for our youth, their leaders and all those at Triennium this week. I know that God is about to do a new thing in them as they learn more about being a disciple of Jesus Christ who goes out into the world to engage in the ministry of the Good News. I cannot wait to see what Spirit-led energy they bring back to us after this week together in Indiana.

Follow along with me this week to see what God is up to through our youth!

Our PYT2016 delegation. Not pictured: Charlie and Joesph Reisner who are meeting our delegation in Indiana.
Our PYT2016 delegation. Not pictured: Charlie and Joesph Reisner who are meeting our delegation in Indiana.


Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo is the Transitional Presbyter for Albany Presbytery.  She’s fascinate
by the ever-changing landscape of culture and faith communities and how these changes are pointing us to new points of God’s ongoing gift of resurrection.  She can be reached at Shannan picsvanceocampo@albanypresbytery.org.

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The purpose of the Albany Presbytery Blog is to share information, tell stories, and promote the mission and ministry of the presbytery, synod and beyond. While the breadth of this medium is intentionally broad, it is not a platform for opinion pieces related to business coming before the presbytery unless designed as part of an initiative to provide a diversity of viewpoints at the direction of the presbytery. Exceptions to this policy may be brought to the presbytery officers who will determine appropriateness of submissions.