The Northeast Region Youth held their organizational meeting for the program year 2014-2015 August 2nd at Fife Indian UMC. They elected their officers for the program year and chose the theme for each of the rallies. Officers elected were: President, Julia Spottedbird, D.D. Etchieson UMC; Vice President, Blue Haase, New Hope UMC; Secretary, Freedom Coker, Kaney Chapel UMC; Worship Leader, Everett Carson, Broken Arrow UMC; Public Relations, Kourtney Allen, Grant Chapel UMC; Sargent of Arms, Kathryn Allen, Grant Chapel UMC; CCYM Representative, Matthew Osceola, Big Cussetah UMC; and CCYM Alternate, Kendra Allen, Grant Chapel. Rally dates and themes for the year are: September 6 at Kaney Chapel UMC, Psalm 23; October 18 at Preston, Fall Festival; November 1 at D.D. Etchieson UMC, Lord’s Prayer; December 12-13 at Preston, Christmas Overnight; January 3 at Little Cussetah UMC, Tribal Hymns; February 7 at Weleetka Indian UMC, Love – I Corinthians; March 7 at Grant Chapel UMC, Six Days of Creation; April 4 at Springtown UMC, Names of God/Jesus; May 2 at Newtown UMC, Invitation – Bring a Friend, Bring a Bible; June 18-20 at Preston, Youth Camp “Twelve Disciples”; July 4 at Concharty UMC, Armor of God – Ephesians 6:10-18; August 1 at Fife Indian UMC, Seven Deadly Sins.
At each of the rallies the youth groups can earn points and the church with the most points gets to take the traveling banner with them for the month.At the end of the program year the group with the most points gets to keep the banner permanently. The group can earn 5 points for each youth in attendance; 5 points for each Bible Brought; 10 points for each adult in attendance; and 15 points if the pastor is in attendance. Kaney Chapel UMC won the banner for September.