Worship, service, and leadership opportunities for CTUCC youth
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.
  
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CTUCC YOUTH

Help identify, affirm, nurture, network and build capacity of young leaders!

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Dinner and remembrance at 5 PM at First Congregational Church of Granby

Vigil at 7:00 PM in Hartford at 125 Sherman Street



shine!

Thinking About Working for God (TAWFG) fall retreat was held on November 3-5 at Silver Lake. 
Youth in grades 9-12 took time to explore their call and nurture gifts for leadership.



  
      Give Squared News (Giv2)
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. 
     
  • Fairfield East Chapter served a meal at the "Feel the Warmth" Soup Kitchen in Bridgeport on Thursday, October 12
  • The Northwest Chapter of Giv2 worked at the Goshen Community Garden on Sunday, October 15.
  • Shoreline (new chapter) worked at the Saybrook Food Pantry on October 21.
  • Northeast Chapter is preparing for the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry "Walk for Warmth" on Sunday, November 19.
Confirmation Retreats
Register NOW for a weekend at Silver Lake! 
Sign up your group for one of the four retreat weekends that will be offered in 2017-2018.
November 17-19
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! 
Youth Racial Justice Training Program - "Did You Know?"

"Did You Know?" is an adaptation of our training "From Tolerance to Unity". The focus and goal of this program is to unmask the covert forms of racism that live within our country, and shed light on information that is commonly unknown in the younger generation. This program which dives into the four realms of racism, as well as current issues, is tailored specifically for young people. Sessions are available for both middle and high school aged students. Partner with another congregation to offer a training or join one of the scheduled dates.

Photo above was taken at Youth RJM Training in Glastonbury on November 5
Contact Isaac Monts at isaacm@ctucc.org for more information.
 
  Save the date for the 8th Annual CTUCC YOUTH Revival
Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 PM
Faith Congregational, UCC at 2030 Main Street in Hartford


The Youth Revival is a Racial Justice Ministry event of the Connecticut Conference.

SAVE THE DATE!
      
JULY 19-22, 2018
           
 
CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
worship / play / pray / learn / serve / sing / dream

Thinking about going to ERYE? Contact Debbyk@ctucc.org for info about transportation and scholarships. Stay tuned for information about RYE registration.
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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