Worship, service, and leadership opportunities for CTUCC youth and young adults

Identify, affirm, nurture, network and build capacity of young leaders!

Do you know someone who is
Thinking About Working for God?

We are now receiving applications from middle, high school, and college age youth for PAID apprenticeships for Spring 2018.
New this year: 2 levels of Apprenticeships

Explorer - for youth in grades 7-12 who want to do a 20 hour leadership project in their home church.
Seeker: For Youth in grades 10-12 and college students who want to do a 40 hour apprenticeship in a neighboring congregation.

Application deadline is February 15, 2018.

The question is not 'Are you a Minister?'
The question is 'WHAT is your ministry?'
Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD. President emerita of Spellman College.

JULY 19-22, 2018
worship / play / pray / learn / serve / sing / dream
" My theme song is God's love and justice" Psalm 101:1 The Message

Thinking about going to ERYE? Fill out this " pre-registration" survey so we can share information about transportation and scholarships. Check out the ERYE website for updates and information. Registration will go live in late January. Early bird rates will be good through February 28.
SILVER LAKE summer brochure is now available!
Registration opens on January 15 and Early bird rates are good through January 31.

Summer Employment at SLCC
CIT Training is perfect for youth ages 15 or older who want to gain skills for future employment at Silver Lake. Plan to attend the retreat on March 2-4. Cost is $130 per person.

Deadline for Camp Family applications (ages 16 and older) is January 15.
Click here for Summer Job Descriptions
A Call for More Than a Thousand Sermons in Solidarity
with the Youth Awakening a Nation to Climate Action. Adults and youth of all faiths are urged to speak out on climate justice.
For more information, go to #eachgeneration

Want to know more about Environmental Justice Ministry? Contact Pam Arifian,
Director of the Northeast Regional Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake pama@ctucc.org

Confirmation Retreats
Register NOW for a weekend at Silver Lake! 
Sign up your group for one of the three retreat weekends that will be offered in early 2018.
January 26-28
February 23-25
March 9-11
Confirmation groups and their youth in grades 7-9 are invited to join us for a weekend with activities, worship, and fellowship through our theme of "Becoming and Belonging." These weekends are facilitated by trained teams of pastors and educators from throughout our state. The purpose of these retreats is to offer youth an experience of the wider faith community by exploring basic Christian values of the church in a new community. Come play and learn together! 
Giv2 is a corps of youth and adults giving back to our community in response to the gifts of God. Together we explore our faith through service and fellowship. 

Planning a Giv2 service project in 2018?
Be sure to send in your dates and submit photos.

How can your Giv2 chapter engage in the
Love of Neighbor
Love of Children
Love of Creation

 Ecumenical Advocacy Days
April 20-23
Washington, DC

A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People

Workshops, worship, networking, and advocacy training capped with a day of conversation with legislators on Capitol Hill. Scholarships are available for young adults ages 18 to 35. Scholarship Applications are due on March 2.
youth revival 2017
  Save the date for the 8th Annual CTUCC YOUTH Revival
Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 PM
Faith Congregational, UCC
 2030 Main Street in Hartford

The Youth Revival is a Racial Justice Ministry event of the Connecticut Conference.
Planning a mission trip?  
Take 3 minutes and fill out this brief survey. Tell us where you you are headed next year (or where you went). Let us know if you are open to collaboration with another church.
Post a picture on our CTUCC YYA Facebook, Twitter, or instagram page!  
Share your recent events and activities.Your input will help us advise congregations about the best programs to help youth grow and serve.
Together we are growing a Faith-Forming, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Racial,         
Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Just Peace, Globally-Minded            
movement of Youth and Youth Adults.

Debby Kirk
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Connecticut Conference UCC
125 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105
office 860-761-7103
cell    860-377-2675