To Our Young Adult Friends,
During the Summer we found something - a new space, a cultural pivot, a place of belonging.
#Comeasyouare reminded us all that the Saviour invites us to come unto Him as we are and from exactly where we are. With our desire to change, and faith in His name, He gathers us in and brings us safely home, there is no standard we must first achieve before He loves us and seeks to restore us. With even just a particle of faith - a flicker of desire to be better - the Saviour's grace and mercy are sufficient to change our lives. In time that desire grows into a love of repentance and a feeling of spiritual belonging.
Come and be part of the UK's bold FSY Programme in 2023
Challenge yourself - older or younger, married or single. Second guess yourself. Come and find Him by losing yourself in the service of others, especially our youth.
Together we can continue to create and shape this new space. Our space.
To our friends who have felt marginalised - perhaps even to those who have wandered off the covenant path - it's OK. You are loved and invited.
Let FSY be part of taking back control in your life, and as your route to living the gospel more intentionally. The 2023 theme is "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" (Phil 4:13). We believe that to be true, based on countless personal experiences and a handful of undeniable witnesses.
In 2023 we have something we didn't have in 2022...........momentum, Come and be part of it.
Sam Norton and Jen Norton
Session Directing Couple, UK London - 2023
From Monday 31 July 2023 to Saturday 5 August 2023.
University of Nottingham & East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham & East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ
from Friday 7 July 2023 ( 17:00 ) to Sunday 9 July 2023.
Youth from the following stakes are specially invited to participate in this year’s FSY. These stakes provide financial support for their youth and organise coach travel to and from FSY.
London Hyde Park
In each stake/district there is one person in charge of answering inquiries of participants concerning travel schedules, itineraries etc.
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 of 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.
The 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
• Paper Scriptures preferable but digital can be used
• Preach my Gospel (small or standard size) and pen/pencil
• Smart/casual/comfortable clothes for everyday wear & Tuesday dance
• Smart shoes and casual shoes. (Note: Shoes must be worn during dances and all other activities.)
• Smart clothes for Friday dance
• Sunday dress clothes for Thursday activities (what you would normally wear for Church on a Sunday)
• Waterproof coat in case of adverse weather
• Sun cream in case of hot weather
• Personal toiletry items: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, etc.
• Personal medications
• Refillable water bottle
• Mobile phone (and a charger)
• Materials/instruments/props for variety show
• Small amount of spending money for incidentals or emergencies.
Note: Electronic devices (music/video players, gaming devices or similar items) are not allowed to be use during the day in FSY activities (except for scripture study). They can be used in personal time in your own room.
• Towels and bed linen are provided by the University.
• There is a small fridge in each room if participants wish to store drinks, snacks or medication etc.
• All rooms are single occupancy and the vast majority have an en-suite bathroom. Due to high numbers attending there may be a few instances where two rooms share one bathroom.
Each participant will be allocated to a group of 10-12 youth their own age:
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.
If you want to be in the same group with a friend, you may name one person with your registration on the internet. That person needs to be
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.
Each FSY participant is expected to participate in every activity.
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.