OYC 2018 dates to remember:
February 4 – Ohio Youth Sunday. The first Sunday in February is the day we ask churches around the state to focus on the youth, and the vital part they play in the life of your ministry. Hopefully, this is not the only day you let the youth know they are a part of the work, but this is a special day to really highlight what they do for the Lord. This is also a great day to receive a special offering to help support the OYC’s effort to provide activities and college and Truth and Peace scholarships for the students of Ohio.
March 23–OYC Competitions Entry Deadline – Please have your competition entry forms postmarked or emailed by this date to make sure we have time to process everything and get back to you with any questions. Please send your entries to:
Deanna Price 2710 Dogwood Ridge Road Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to show others in the state of Ohio what your youth group has been up to in the last year or let us know a little more about your group? Be creative! Make a video (3 minutes max) by March 23 and email email@example.com and let us know that you want to submit a video. Then you will be given instructions on how to submit it and, after review, we will show it at this year’s OYC competitions. Feel free to email with questions! We had one video submitted last year, and would like to see even more participation this year so we can see what individual church and conference youth groups have been up to.
April 7 – OYC Ministry Expo – Heritage FWBC – Registration begins at 9:00 am. Competition begins at 10:00 am. OYC will once again provide lunch.
June 1 – OYC Scholarship Applications due – Remember, Ohio youth that participated in OYC Competition in age category D and are, or will be, attending any Free Will Baptist college are eligible to apply. Winners will be announced at the State Meeting in June.
June 22 and 23 – OYC Youth Services and activities – Heritage FWBC. Friday evening at 7 pm, we will have services for elementary age kids along with our junior/senior high students. Following our services, we will meet in the gym for pizza and games. Around 11:30, we will load up for a couple of hours of laser tag. The pizza and laser tag are on us! The only thing each group needs to arrange is lodging. On Saturday morning, we will gather at 9 am for doughnuts and a final session. It should be a great weekend. Make plans now to be with us!
July 22-25 – National Association of Free Will Baptists and Vertical III Conference – Little Rock, Arkansas. The 2018 Theme is “Unseen” (Hebrews 11:1). Make sure you plan on supporting our Ohio competitors, if you are in Little Rock for the convention.
For photo album of 2017 OYC Services and activities. Click Here.
June 23 and 24 – OYC Youth Services and Activities
We are praising the Lord for another great state meeting! Thank you to everyone who listened to our 2016 report and voted to accept it and our 2018 budget.
Congratulations to Jacob Lute for being this year’s $1,000 college scholarship winner. In order to continue with our scholarship opportunities and state meeting activities, we will need the continued support of the churches of the state of Ohio. We have been blessed by you in the past, and ask that you consider continuing generous support of the youth of the state.
We are glad to have Deanna Price (Porter) for another term and welcome Mike Ellis (Heritage) onto the board.
Once again, our Friday evening service and laser tag were well attended. We had 100 in attendance in our elementary and junior/senior high services!
The great thing was that most returned Saturday morning for Q&A. Our special guest speaker Aaron Pontious did an excellent job in both services. We pray that our youth had their faith strengthened by his Friday message and Saturday Q&A.
Don’t forget to support our competitors at the National Association in Louisville July 16-19. Have a great summer!
OYC Competition Results
Congratulations to all of our Ohio students that competed in the 2017 OYC Ministry Expo on April 8. Thanks also goes to all of the coaches, parents and supporters that spent the day with us in support of the youth of Ohio. If you are going to be at the National Convention in July, make sure to set aside some time to support our Ohio competitors (* = going to National):
Individual Memorization – 0.K5 Aslyn Mounts*, 0.01 Ella Luthy*, 0.02 Nate Luthy*, 0.03 Ana Luthy*, 0.06 Emily Sammons*
Group Memorization – 0.12g Ashley & Caleb* Vocal Solo – 1.10 A Colton Luthy*, 1.20 D Jake Tenney*, 1.30 C Haley Wellman*, 1.30 D Katie Widdig*
Vocal Ensemble – 2.20 D Dakoda & Cierra*
Sign Language – Individual – 6.11 B Cooper Luthy*, 6.11 D Shardonay Johnson*, 6.11 D Caleb Brazzell
Sign Language – Group – 6.12 B Lord’s Loving Hands (Westerville)*, 6.12 D Lord’s Loving Hands (Westerville)*
Puppetry – Live – 6.61 C Palar & Kylie (Mansfield)*, 6.61 D Dakoda & Kyle (Mansfield)Painting – 7.10 C Makayelynn Justice* Drawing – 7.20 C Elizabeth Miller*, Cassie Baker
Mixed Media – 7.30 B Brianna Montoya*
Photography – Single – 7.51 C Hannah Rudder*, D Kallie Crouse*
Textiles – 7.63 A Ella Luthy*
Sculpted Clay – 7.71 A Nate Luthy*
Slide Show – 9.30 A Ana Luthy*
Jason Luthy – 2019 (Chairman)
Deanna Price – 2024
Mike Sammons – 2023
Marcus Bailey – 2022
Mike Ellis – 2021
Mark McCarty – 2020
Adam McCarty – 2018