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Convention Poem

Oh, what a privilege God gave the “Word of Life” To his beloved children As comfort in the strife To guide and to direct To study and to learn, Through trials and through tears On your path to discern. May it be the light before you That you run the race not in vain Confess […]

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Westward Bound

(Originally Printed in August, 1952) AUGUST 26, 27, and 28. Are these dates of special significance to you? We in Hull sincerely hope so. They mark the days of our twelfth annual Young People’s Convention to be held this year, D.V., in the great and vast West! Undoubtedly, various questions confront you concerning the convention. […]

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Conventions of the Past and Present

Our churches started conventions in 1938 with a purpose in mind for our churches’ youth. The goal of writing this is so that the reader can be informed about what conventions were like in the 1940s and how they are different from conventions held now. There are many things that are different about our conventions […]

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2014 Convention Report

Young people, do you realize how much work was put into the convention this year? I had the wonderful privilege of being able to participate in the convention as a chaperone. I was able to see the everyday activities of the conventioneers and see a small part of the behind the scenes work that had […]

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Convention Reflection

This year’s convention had an amazing message. Not only were the speeches excellent; the discussion groups also were meaningful to me. The theme verse, Genesis 50:20, is something that stays in my mind; it is a verse that every Christian, young or old, can look to in hard times. God tried Joseph in a way […]

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But God Meant It Unto Good

This year’s Young People’s Convention was in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The convention is something all of the young people look forward to. It is one of the highlights of summer. The theme for this year was “Lessons from the Life of Joseph.” Let me start off by mentioning some of the things that I really […]

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Past Conventions

Year     Host Society                      Theme 1939     South Holland                     Attitudes 1940     Fuller Avenue                      Thoroughly Equipped 1941     Oaklawn 1942     None 1943     None 1944     Fuller Avenue                      Christian Liberty 1945     South Holland                     Steadfastness 1946     Hudsonville                         The Strength and Beauty of Youth 1947     Fuller Avenue                      Fellowship in Christ 1948     Holland                               Faith of Our Fathers 1949     Pella & Oskaloosa               Redeeming the Time […]

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Conventions a Quarter Century Later

The house-cleaning season is both frustrating and amusing. When one engages in the annual ritual called housecleaning, the boredom and drudgery of the activity can be somewhat lightened by intriguing discoveries. In remote corners of closets, in neglected boxes, and in fragrant cedar chests one finds old hats, out-dated shoes, musty scrap books and treasured […]

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Convention Preparation

Advertisements of the upcoming convention have been published regularly in Beacon Lights and the deadline for registration is coming up. It is our goal to use Beacon Lights in the issues leading up to the convention to help you prepare for this event with material related to the theme of the church gathered from all nations. Before looking outward […]

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