Dear Up & Coming Family,

The 2021 year is coming to an end and I could not be more grateful for the success of the year so far. Even amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were able to create an amazing environment for young Unificationists. Thank you to everyone who contributed thus far!!! Below are a few updates and announcements to stay tuned in:

On December 18th, the Young Christian Leadership Conference (YCLC), the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), and YAYAM (Youth and Young Adult Ministry USA) are gathering righteous youth and young adults for the rekindling of their hearts for God, for family, and for making a difference in the world.

It will be a day filled with fellowship & connection, music & arts, powerful messages & testimonies (including our Regional President Dr. Chung Sik Yong), and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

In the spirit of Christmas giving, we will also be holding a gift-exchange! We are encouraging each participant to come bearing a gift they would like to share with others (please keep gifts under $20)!

We will also be tuning into the national Blessing Festival program hosted twice a year for the celebration of marriage & family. YCLC, CARP, & YAYAM all believe in the value of setting the precedent of preparation for future marriage for all youth & young adults. Afterall, family is God’s original institution.
We will conclude the night with a hearty dinner together!

**For the safety of all participants and families, we will strictly follow CDC guidelines at this event**

Program starts at 3:00 PM EST and ends at 7:00 PM EST
@ The United Missionary Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey
228 S Harrison St, East Orange, NJ 07018

All participants should register here (or use the QR code in the flyer):

If you want to participate as a part of the Youth Flash Mob, please practice the MuJoGeon Dance! We highly encourage you to participate!

UC x BFC Christmas Party

We are excited to announce that Up & Coming and BFC will be hosting a joint Christmas Party on Sunday, December 19th, from 4PM – 6PM! We invite all Up & Coming Youth and their families to attend this wonderful effort.

The party will include a talent show, games, and the WFWPU Schools of Africa drawing.

Tri-State Winter Workshop!!!
In collaboration with the Bridgeport, Connecticut Youth Ministry, we are excited to announce that we will be having a Winter Workshop this year! Although we are nearing the end of the year, we felt that we wanted to put on an amazing retreat for the NY and CT Youth! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can only take a max of 30 Participants.

Register here:

The workshop will take place from December 29th – December 31st. Middle and High Schoolers are encouraged to sign up. The fee to attend is $80 with a $10 discount for each sibling after the first child. The deadline to sign up is December 26th. You won’t want to miss it!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
Thank you again UC Family, Happy Holidays and God Bless!