Face to Face with Other Faiths
June 16-23, 2020
What is CYF Seminar?
CYF Seminar is a mobile classroom experience for high school students and college freshmen. The group will travel to Washington D.C. and New York City. We will experience different cultures, new adventures, and learn more about our faith and the history of religious pluralism in our country.
What is this year’s study theme?
This year’s theme is Face to Face with Other Faiths. Everyday religion affects our lives. It forms the foundation for a wide range of moral codes. It is the driving force behind people’s conduct. It influences the actions of nations on the world stage resulting in conflict and civil unrest. By coming face to face with other faiths in our week together, our hope is to learn more about the religious foundations and struggles for freedom of faith in our nation; to achieve a better understanding of the beliefs of others; to develop a greater tolerance for people who worship God differently; and perhaps to better appreciate our Christian faith—the ways we are different and the ways we are alike.
What will we be doing?
Though the itinerary is still in process, we will depart Cincinnati for a flight to Washington D.C. While in our nation’s Capital we will tour all monuments, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian’s American History Museum, Arlington Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard, the Capitol Building where we hope to meet with our Kentucky Representatives, and if time allows the White House and Ford’s Theater.
We will leave on a train for a morning and early afternoon trip to New York City, arriving in time to check into our rooms, catch a subway to Brooklyn, and walk across the famous bridge into the city. The Big Apple portion of our trip will feature tours of houses of worship and opportunities to experience the many faith traditions that abound in the city. As well, we will spend time at Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, celebrate communion in Central Park; and enjoy the wonderful international cuisine and the delight of eating a New York slice of pizza. We will worship with the Jewish congregation at Emanu El and at the historic Riverside Church.
You can be a part of the 2020 CYF Seminar Face to Face with Other Faiths by filling out the registration form, health treatment form and signing the covenant, then sending your refundable reservation deposit of $250 by February 17. Please make checks payable to Hurstbourne Christian Church and mail the deposit and forms to:
Hurstbourne Christian Church
c/o Mike Gatton
601 Nottingham Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222
Subsequent payments of $250 are due March 16, April 17, May 15, and June 15. There will be no refunds of deposits after airline tickets are purchased in April. Since we are anticipating a larger group this year, we encourage you to meet this first deadline in order to assure you have a place.
Registrants will be notified of team meetings and more detailed plans as they are available. Please contact Rev Dr. Mike Gatton firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-548-6311 or 502-425-0220, if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to traveling and learning with you.