Immerse 2021 canceled due to COVID-19 spike

After much prayer and deliberation, we have decided to postpone Immerse 2021, initially scheduled for Nov. 12-14 at Asbury Hills.

As you are likely aware, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, and South Carolina has seen an increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations. This time, young people are being infected at much higher rates than they were earlier in the pandemic.  

As the spike in cases has continued to rise, it became increasingly challenging to create the Immerse experience for young people, and still feel confident that we could do that in a safe manner. Sleeping arrangements are a big concern, as lodging at Asbury Hills for Immerse cannot be accomplished without combining participants from different churches in the same cabins. During the summer, Asbury Hills was able to keep cabins grouped together as they dined, slept and participated in activities to decrease exposure risks.

One of the beautiful and most powerful features of Immerse is the opportunity for participants from different churches to mingle together for breakouts, worship, dining and family group times. Keeping participants separate from those from other churches severely limits the Immerse experience. 

Obviously, the Immerse Design Team struggled to make this decision, but we are confident this is in the best interest of the health and safety of all participants. Thanks so much for your understanding.

What’s next

  • Refunds – If your church already paid registration fees, the person who made the reservation should have received a separate email with details about refunds. If not, please email info@scmyp.org and let us know.
  • Immerse 2022 – For now, we will push ahead and focus on Immerse 2022, with plans to make it an experience that will be worth the wait.
  • Questions – Email info@scmyp.org

 

ABOUT IMMERSE

Immerse is designed for Christian teenagers who have a desire to GO DEEPER IN THEIR FAITH as they strengthen their relationship with Christ. Immerse incorporates powerful worship, spiritual conversations, and Christian fellowship to strengthen our relationship with God and each other.   Immerse offers an opportunity for local churches and youth leaders to inspire students to become young disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

 

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