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Youth Congress Programs, Schedules Set

YouthQuakeAs the YouthQuake 6.02 Youth Congress swiftly approaches, program and schedule details have been announced sending rumbles of excitement among the territory’s youth.

“The word is starting to spread and our young people’s enthusiasm and excitement about YouthQuake 6.02 is heating up,” said Major Steve Bradley, Congress coordinator. “We’d like to see as many youth as possible participate in what we believe is going to be a landmark event. We’re trusting that God’s Spirit, our spiritual epicenter and source of power, is going to accomplish some miraculous things among us, so we need to be preparing ourselves for the spiritual temblors he’s planning for this Congress.”

Prospective delegates must register with their corps officers by the February 15 deadline to save $10 for the June 14-16 congress events. Hotel accommodations are to be made separately (see box below). New program and schedule information has also been announced.

Youth Spectacular

The Saturday evening program of YouthQuake 6.02 will be spectacular! In fact, it will be Youth Spectacular! It should be one of the “don’t miss” highlights of the weekend. This program will feature young people from across the territory sharing their talents through powerful music, drama and creative arts. Expect to be shakin’ and bakin’, rockin’ and rollin’ at this incredible Youth Spectacular!

Do you have a great youth group or individual that could perform at the Youth Spectacular? The program is filling up quickly, so send an audition video or audio recording to the Territorial Youth Department ASAP ­ don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be part of YouthQuake!

Commencement & Commissioning Schedule

The Commencement Service for the Crossbearers session of cadets will be held on the beautiful Crestmont College campus on Friday, June 14 at 10:30 AM. Then, in a significant change from tradition, the Commissioning, Ordination and Appointment Service will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:45 PM. The later meeting will be held in the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center.

KidsQuake and Childcare

For children ages 7-13, a KidsQuake Western Territorial Round-Up is being offered. KidsQuake programs will operate simultaneously with the YouthQuake 6.02 schedule.

According to Major Millie Bearchell, YouthQuake 6.02 childcare coordinator, among the activities planned for KidsQuake are: a production and performance of Seuss on the Loose under the direction of the production company “WetClay”; and a Sunday performance by Heroes Playhouse, a professional group of puppeteers featuring elaborate sets and designs.

Childcare will also be provided during regularly scheduled Congress meetings for children six weeks to 6 years of age. Both childcare and KidsQuake children must be pre-registered for the Congress.

On Monday, June 17, childcare and KidsQuake will be provided for officers’ children only during the Territorial Officers’ Councils with General John Gowans. KidsQuake delegates will be taking a trip to the Long Beach Aquarium.


Everyone who is planning to attend any part of the YouthQuake 6.02 weekend, even if only for Officers’ Councils or Commissioning, must complete and return a registration form by May 15–NO EXCEPTIONS!

May 1 deadline!

Don’t forget to book your hotel room for the Youth Congress weekend. Discounted “Salvation Army Youth Congress” rates are available at these Long Beach Hotels:

  • Hyatt Hotel (562) 491-1234
  • Renaissance (800) Hotels 1
  • Westin (562) 436-3000
  • Hilton (562) 983-3400
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