UK Bristol - 2023

31/07/2023-05/08/2023

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Session directing couple

Hi Everyone!

We are Nick and Emma Herycz (pronounced "Hair Itch"!) from Gloucester Ward in the Cheltenham Stake. Our family consists of Josh, his wife Jenna and their 3 children, Ben who is married to Belinda, Jodie and her husband Jon and our youngest Joel who is due home from the Germany Berlin Mission 3 days after FSY!

We are so humbled to have been called as Session Directors for the Bristol 2023 session of FSY and feel that this year's theme was chosen just as much for us as it was for the youth; it is taken from Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." We are just a small part of a fantastic team of people who are so enthusiastic and excited to work with you all, whether you are a young adult applying to be a counsellor or a youth registering to attend FSY.

We have a testimony that Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ know us and love us so we are sure they feel the same about you too. We love being with youth and young adults; it is balm for our souls. Wherever you are in your Gospel journey - be that learning more about the Church from the missionaries, having been recently baptised or grown up in the Church - we look forward to growing in knowledge, faith and testimony with you all at the first ever Bristol FSY!

With much love

Nick & Emma Herycz


Nick Herycz and Emma Herycz
Session Directing Couple, UK Bristol - 2023

Administrators

Jim & Helen TEMPLETON

Date and Place

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From Monday 31 July 2023 to Saturday 5 August 2023.

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Reading University , University of Reading Whiteknights PO Box 217 Reading Berkshire RG6 6AH United Kingdom

Mini-FSY (all counsellors and staff must attend this training) : UK Bristol - Mini FSY

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from Friday 7 July 2023 ( 17:30 ) to Sunday 9 July 2023.

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Reading University

Invited Stakes/Districts

Youth from the following stakes are specially invited to participate in this year’s FSY

Bristol Stake

Cardiff Stake

Cheltenham Stake

Merthyr Tydfil Stake

Plymouth Stake

Poole Stake

Portsmouth Stake 

These stakes provide financial support for their youth and organise coach travel to and from FSY.

DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBERS EXPECTED AT FSY 2023 WITHIN EUROPE, PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR FSY 2023 YOUTH ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SESSION THEIR STAKE IS INVITED TO.

In each stake/district there is one person in charge of answering inquiries of participants concerning travel schedules, itineraries etc.

 

Stakes/Districts Name of contact Telephone of contact E-mail of contact

 

Youth from these stakes are given priority for registration. If their registration is received by 18/06/2023, they are guaranteed a place at FSY. Registrations after 18th June 2023 can only be accepted if there are still vacancies.

Youth from other stakes/districts not mentioned above may register and are placed on a waiting list. Should there still be still vacancies after 18/06/2023, registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis (signed incoming mail).
Their journey to FSY and back home will not be organised by FSY or any stake/district. Neither will the cost be subsidised but must be paid in full by the participant.

Costs and payment

Costs

The participant fee for FSY is £75. This covers, food, accommodation and all conference materials (manual, music CD, T-shirt, ...).

Part of this amount will be paid for by the invited stakes/districts so that the youth or their families respectively will only have to pay £75. This also applies to the youth who are not members of the Church, but attend on the invitation of their friends from those stakes/districts. Those youth are also included in the bus trips. Youth from other stakes/districts have to organise and pay for their own journeys.

£75 for each participant of the invited stakes/districts

£330  for each participant of non-invited stakes/districts) must be paid into the ward/branch bank account BEFORE THE BISHOP/BRANCH PRESIDENT SIGNS THE REGISTRATION FORM.

Participants, including non member youth from outside invited stakes, will pay the full amount of £330. The session administrators will contact you about how to do this.

Families of invited stakes/districts who send three or more children to FSY will pay the above amount for two children only – further children are exempt from fees.

 

Cancellations

If a participant cancels their registration by 01/07/2023, no cancellation fee will be required.

For cancellations after 01/07/2023 the full fee is payable.

Other Information

Transportation must be arranged for the youth to arrive between 11.00am and 01.00pm on the first day of the conference 31/07/2023. The specially invited stakes/districts will take care of that and plan accordingly. Youth should not arrive before 11.00am. If parents take their children to FSY, they should leave the site after saying good-bye to their children at check in. If participants travel by train, they can be picked up from the station on 31/07/2023 and taken back there on 05/08/2023.. For this shuttle service we need to know the names of the travellers, their exact arrival time at the station (between 11.30 - 12.30 hrs) and their mobile number through e-mail to fsy.templeton@gmail.com , by 01/07/2023 Please plan your return journey for us to take you to the station between 09.30 - 10.30 hrs. The return journey on Saturday should start between 09.00 and 11.00am. The specially invited stakes/districts will organise transportation by bus accordingly. All youth must have left by 11.00 am.

Transportation must be arranged for the youth to arrive between 11.00am and 01.00pm on the first day of the conference 31/07/2023. The specially invited stakes/districts will take care of that and plan accordingly. Youth should not arrive before 11.00am.


If parents take their children to FSY, they should leave the site after saying good-bye to their children at check in.


If participants travel by train, they can be picked up from the station on 31/07/2023 and taken back there on 05/08/2023.. For this shuttle service we need to know the names of the travellers, their exact arrival time at the station (between 11.30 - 12.30 hrs) and their mobile number through e-mail to fsy.templeton@gmail.com , by 01/07/2023


Please plan your return journey for us to take you to the station between 09.30 - 10.30 hrs.


The return journey on Saturday should start between 09.00 and 11.00am. The specially invited stakes/districts will organise transportation by bus accordingly. All youth must have left by 11.00 am.

Please bring the following things to FSY:

• Smart/Casual/Comfortable Clothes for everyday wear & Tuesday dance

• Sunday Dress clothes for Thursday activities (what you would normally wear for Church on a Sunday)

• Best Dress Clothes for Friday dance.

• Pyjamas

• Waterproof coat in case of adverse weather and sun cream in case of hot weather

• Dress and casual shoes. (Note: Shoes must be worn during dances and all other activities.)

• Personal toiletry items: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, etc.

• Optional: inexpensive camera, materials/instruments for variety show,

• Personal Medications

• Small amount of spending money for incidentals or emergencies.

• There is a small fridge in each room if participants wish to store drinks, snacks or medication etc

• Refillable Water Bottle

• Bed linen is provided by the University.

• Don't forget Paper Scriptures, For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, Duty to God/Personal Progress books, Preach my Gospel (small or standard size) and pen or pencil.

A key part of FSY is scripture study. Use of mobile phones during any FSY activity is usually not permitted and previously all youth were asked to use paper scriptures.

Youth are permitted mobiles to study scriptures in any FSY activity requiring scripture study. They are to be asked to only use their mobiles for scripture study in that activity. This would be in place of paper scriptures. They are to be asked that if they feel they will be tempted to use them for something else in the activity they should use paper scriptures.

If a young person is found using their mobile for something else, they will be asked to put their phone away and use paper scriptures.

All young people should still bring paper scriptures to FSY.

Youth who wish to use paper scriptures should not feel any pressure to use their mobiles.

We hope that all youth who wish to use their mobiles for scripture study will be able to do this and use their mobiles appropriately.

Any inappropriate use of a mobile phone or MP3-player during an FSY activity is prohibited. If you feel you cannot deal with this on your own, we advise you to leave them at home. Moreover, portable stereo devices, DVD/CD-players, gaming devices or similar things, bicycles, in-liners or skateboards are not allowed.


Each participant will be allocated to a group of 10-12 youth their own age:

• 13-15-year-olds (age on first day of conference)

• 16-19-year-olds (age on first day of conference)

Groups at FSY consist of one age group only. The allocation is automatic according to your birth date.

If you turn 16 between 1 May 2023 and 31 December 2023, you may choose for yourself which age group you prefer. Please contact your administrators when you submit your application if you have a preference.

If you want to be in the same group with a friend, you may name one person with your registration on the FSY_Europe website. That person needs to be:


• the same gender

• the same age

  •  you must mutually mention each other with your registration.


Therefore, please co-ordinate this before you register.


This arrangement is non-committal as the groups will be combined from all participating stakes/districts. However, we will try to do our best to accommodate your wishes.

Please consider the allocation of groups and rooms as an opportunity to meet new people. Such friendships may become a lifelong enrichment.

Information on group and room allocation will be given at check-in only.

Activities

Each FSY participant is expected to participate in every activity.

Leaving the Venue

For limitation of liability participants are not allowed to leave the premises during the FSY week. If parents want to pick up their children before the end of the week, they must make a prior arrangement with the FSY administrators.

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