Youth Sobor 2013
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA
The 2013 Youth Sobor is Friday,
October 18 to Sunday, October 20, at
our Metropolia Center in South Bound
Brook, New Jersey.
youth so×bor (yoo-th suh-bor) - noun.
1. A council or gathering of youth from
around the country to make decisions
for the future and well-being of the
church. 2. The place where the voice of
the youth can be heard.
What is a Youth Sobor?
If you have any ideas for possible discussion topics, guest speakers for the 2013
Youth Sobor, or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the 2004 Vision
for Statement for the
Ideal Future of the
When is the Youth Sobor?
Who can participate in the youth sobor?
Any teenager who will be between the ages of 14-18 during the time of the Youth Sobor.
What is the cost to register? $120. This includes all meals and materials.
Your parish may be willing to subsidize this cost.
What will we do there? Students will participate in the general Sobor meetings as a
context for understanding what the Church does and how they contribute to the workings of the Church.
As a group they will discuss what they have recognized and hear from guest speakers relating their
experiences. The students will then work in small groups to prepare programming guidelines for a new or
current national program of their choice. They will produce a plan that will become the basis for implementing
new programming and improving national youth programming.
A major component of the Youth Sobor is meeting and interactive with other teenagers from parishes across
Where will we stay? Holiday Inn - Somerset. Information for rooms here.
What else do i need to know? Each Youth Sobor participant will need to have a
chaperone. Forms for chaperones are available on this page. If you will be travelling by plane or train, we will
coordinate your pick-up from that location.
Fr. Anthony Perkins
UOC Director of Vocations