I will admit it:
I’m actually not really sure what this whole UNCO thing is about.
From what some past UNCO participants and organizers have told me, it sounds like one great big conversation–a conversation about who we are as people of God and as the Church, where we find our place in this world, and where/how do we move forward.
That idea alone might get me to go to UNCO. But in addition to participating in great conversation, I get the sense that being a part of UNCO also initiates you into a community that lasts well beyond the event itself. For months, my Twitter and Facebook feeds have (not-so) subtly reminded me about this event and created just enough buzz to get me interested.
I’m still unclear about just what UNCO is (although I suspect that’s how UNCO likes to be – without clear description and boundaries), but I do know that I’m excited about the possibility of going and participating, meeting others, creating connections, responding faithfully to the world around me, and being a part of something greater than myself.
Actually that sounds a lot like what the Body of Christ is supposed to be.
Ok, I think I’m in!
UNCO New Girl,
Sarah Chancellor is the Director of Children and Youth Activities at First Presbyterian Church, OKC. She graduated from Oklahoma State University, and served in Peru as a Young Adult Volunteer. She is looking forward to her UNCO experience at UNCO West.