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This information is for Christian Life Center members who are interested in going to NAYC.

What is NAYC?  Youth Congress is a bi-annual event that our Organization (United Pentecostal Church) provides for young people all over the world.  15,000 – 18,000 young people will gather together at the in an arena of Convention Center.  We will worship together; we will pray together; and we will respond to the preached word together.   It is an amazing site to see thousands of Apostolic teenagers and young adults gathering for a life-changing experience!

Where is NAYC?  This year Youth Congress will be in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center.  Address: 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202

When is NAYC?  The date of the event are August 7th – 9th (Wednesday – Saturday).  We, as CLC will be leaving on Tuesday, August 6th and will arrive back on Saturday, August 10th.

Who can come?  9th – 12th Graders will be able to come without their parents.  If anyone one in 7th or 8th Grade would like to come, their parent or a parent responsible for them will need to attend as well.

What is the cost?  This year’s cost for Youth Congress will be $190.00

What does the cost cover?  The $190 for Youth Congress will cover: Transportation and Hotel.  (It will not cover registration.  Each participant will need to register themselves online or onsite at NAYC.  And it will not cover food cost.)

How much is Registration and how do I register?  There are 3 levels of registration: 1) Early bird: $30 by May 10th, 2) Pre-Registration: $40 by June 14th, 3) Registration: $50 by July 12th (this is also the cost when you registration onsite at Congress).  Go to this link to register:  **Please let me know if / when you register.

When is the money due?  The payments will be in 2 parts of $95.  The first $95 will be due May 26th.  The second payment of $95 will be due July 7th.  (At this time is when I will need to make any necessary adjustments to the amount hotel rooms we will need.**Reminder: Registration cost is not included in this amount.  You will need to go online (info above) and register.

What will the schedule be?  We will arrive in Louisville Tuesday evening.  We will get checked in to the hotel, then go out to eat together.  On Wednesday morning we will go to a nearby mall and hang out there for a few hours.  Services start Wednesday evening.  The schedule is pretty full all day Thursday and Friday.  If you want to see the NAYC schedule, go to this link:

How much additional money should I bring?  The best way to answer this is to give you our day schedule:  Tuesday – we will stop for lunch on the way, and then eat dinner that night.  Wednesday – Continental Breakfast at the hotel.  We will go to a local mall, shop and eat lunch there, then eat a meal after church that night.  Thursday & Friday – Continental Breakfast at the hotel.  We will be in sessions most of the morning into the afternoon.  We will go grab some lunch after the sessions, and then eat a meal after church that evening.  Saturday – Continental Breakfast at the hotel.  We will stop for lunch while traveling back home.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in this communication, please let me know.

God bless you. Have a wonderful day!

Richard B. Glass, Youth Pastor, Christian Life Center |, 240.315.5109


SWAT Youth Christmas Party

Make plans to attend. It’s going to be great. If you are planning to ride from Gaithersburg I will need to know by DEC 13th.

Everyone needs to wear a Christmas Head piece (hat of some sort).


This is another great opportunity for us to connect and grow together. Love you guys.

– Pastor RBG

This posting is pretty much identical to the letter that went out a couple of weeks ago to all of our SWAT Parents and Guardians. If you did not receive the letter, please let me know. We may have a wrong address for you in our system.

Christian Life Center is on the move! It is so exciting to see all the wonderful things that God is doing. With moving, comes transition. The transition from CLC on Darnestown Road to Damascus High School and our mid-week congregations has been very adventurous, challenging, but yet amazing!!!

One of our challenges in this new transition has been Youth Events. We were very blessed at CLC on Darnestown to have Youth Service on a weekly basis and to have the facilities we needed to have our fellowships and events. Now we don’t have that. But, we are still trying to provide ways to keep our young people connected to one another, to the church and to Jesus, living a holy lifestyle.

It is our desire to connect with you as a Parent or Guardian of our Christian Life Center young people. It can be a challenge sometimes raising teenagers in our anti-Christian society. We want to be a blessing and support to you and your teenager anyway we can in this ongoing journey of living the lifestyle of a Christian.

We are putting together an event that will bring us together to connect and grow. This event will be a joint event for Parents and/or Guardians and our young people. We will have a time of fellowship with food and then we will split the group into two groups. The young people will go into the gym and have some fun interactive activities. While they are in the gym there will be a time with you and us. We will talk and interact with one another as we discuss how to keep our teenagers connected and growing.

We want to hear your thoughts and also share with you a few different things God has laid on our hearts. It is important for us to come together like this, so we can be on the same page as we work together building a generation of Christian teenagers, helping them to grow into mature adult Christians.

We will be having this event at Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872. The date will be June 1, 2012 and time will be 7:30pm – 10:00pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Please make this event a priority. You and your children are very important to us and we love you. Let’s parent together! We feel that this event is a pivotal moment in our Youth Group and as a church family.

Please contact me if you have any questions and to RSVP. Please RSVP by May 25th or sooner. You can do that by email, text or by calling me. Contact info: Cell – 240.315.5109, Email –

I am very excited about this event. It is going be a great evening together.

God bless you all and thank you for all you do for SWAT Youth Ministries.


For the Youth of today and tomorrow,

Richard Glass
Youth Pastor
Christian Life Center