On Saturday Nov. 1, around 100 youth and their sponsors from Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska came together for a small glimpse of what convention in Kansas City will be like. Youth groups gathered at Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church for a scavenger hunt, service projects in the local Kansas and Newton area, participated in worship led by Jeremy Kempf, director of music and worship at Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Ariz., and heard a message based on convention theme scripture, Luke 24, from Glen Guyton, chief operating officer and convention planning director for Mennonite Church USA.

Throughout the day, youth groups were invited to take photos with Stella, our friendly convention dove. Here are some of our favorite snapshots to give you a taste of the day!