When I was 17 I went to my first NCYC, a big national youth convention, hosted by the Uniting Church.

It was amazing to travel from Victoria to Queensland with a diverse range of people, and once there, to hang out with some two thousand other young people who were also interested in the Jesus way.

Here there was space to talk deeply about faith and doubt and what it might mean to be a follower of Jesus, to learn, to be challenged and to have fun together while camping and sharing in music and laughter.

I made friends at that first NCYC who I am still very close with today, even though our life paths have been pretty different.

In January 2017 there is an opportunity to be part of this again.  Now called Yurora, NCYC – this Uniting Church event – will be held in New South Wales and promises to be an excellent adventure.

Here is a link. You might be interested or you might know someone who might be interested…



Richmond Uniting is pleased to offer the Mary Hamilton Yurora Scholarship.  This scholarship is for $600.00 that will contribute to the cost of attending Yurora in January 2017.  Download the application form here and send the completed document to Richmond Uniting.

Cheers and blessings