Friday, July 6, 2012

Commissioning Service: Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

As we end this CYYAC12, let us depart remembering the words Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt read from the hymn, Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me, a Sailor's Hymn by Edward Hopper:

Jesus, Savior, pilot me
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal.
Chart and compass come from Thee;
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

While th’Apostles’ fragile bark
Struggled with the billows dark,
On the stormy Galilee,
Thou didst walk upon the sea;
And when they beheld Thy form,
Safe they glided through the storm.

Though the sea be smooth and bright,
Sparkling with the stars of night,
And my ship’s path be ablaze
With the light of halcyon days,
Still I know my need of Thee;
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When the darkling heavens frown,
And the wrathful winds come down,
And the fierce waves, tossed on high,
Lash themselves against the sky,
Jesus, Savior, pilot me,
Over life’s tempestuous sea.

As a mother stills her child,
Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will,
When Thou sayest to them, “Be still!”
Wondrous Sovereign of the sea,
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore,
And the fearful breakers roar
’Twixt me and the peaceful rest,
Then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me,
“Fear not, I will pilot thee.”

Meet the Crew

We were so busy running around capturing you, that we didn't take a picture ourselves!  But still, here we are!  Thank you for tuning in!

Rev. Dr. Twana Harris, Chair 
Brandon Beaty 
Rev. Rob Guy
Keria McKinley
Rev. Kornelius Neal

Tia Esters, Chairs (ImABlkButterfly)
Terrance Adkins (@iroqkkicks)
David Pinner (@ElectronikGEEK)
Roger Privett  (@RP3_RogerDat)
Terrell Turner (@terrellisdope)
Rev. Mildred Watson, Chair
Kristen Grant
Rev. Jaime Melton
Victor M. McIntyre

Rev. Maria Muse

Rev. Amina S. McIntyre, Coordinator
Evon Peterson, Assistant Coordinator

Special Thanks to Rev. Dr. Harris, Tia and the Indy Zone YAMs for their hard work on the pre-conference commercials.

"Everyone who attended the conference, take a moment to reflect on all the the things that occurred." 
~ Dr. Willa Ross, Conference Planner 
#CYYAC12 Commissioning Service
"[This conference] is just's time for us to go and play the rest of the game at home."
~ Brian Magwood, 2008-2012 CYAM President #CYYAC12

Bible Study, Young Adult Style

During the week, Bishops Thomas L. Brown and James B. Walker presented bible study for the Young Adults.  Each morning, the Bishops took 30 minutes to discuss Acts 2: 42-47, the CYYAC12 and encourage Young Adults in their own ministry walks. The official notes from Bible Study are found on

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CME Trivia

While waiting on the main worship services and sessions to begin, CYYAC12 trivia questions were displayed across the screen, courtesy of the Social Media Crew.  Here are just a couple of the questions - the rest can be found in the CYYAC12 Handbook!

"May God interrupt the comfort of this day and move me to great service according to the will of the Holy One."
~ Rev. Charlton L. Johnson,  2008-2012 CYAM Vice President