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.

Help identify, affirm, nurture, network and build capacity of young leaders!
Responding to the horror of the
Las Vegas shooting

Resources for conversations with children and teens
October 27- 29
Catch up with old friends, make new friends, and work hard to prepare YOUR conference center for the winter. From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult. 

Join us Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Work ends Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.

Fall Action is open to students in grades nine through twelve and costs $45. All Silver Lake rules apply. Register online today!

Alumni and adults are welcome! Whether you’re a skilled laborer or a pair of willing hands, we rely on you to make Action a success. 

Thinking About Working for God (TAWFG) fall retreat will be held on November 3-5 at Silver Lake. This event is for youth in grades 9-12 who want to explore call and nurture gifts for leadership.
What are your gifts?
How can you let your light shine in the world? 
Where is God calling you to serve? 

Encourage a youth from your congregation to attend!
Transportation from Hartford to Silver Lake is available on Friday, November 3 for a $10 fee.

Registration is now open. 
      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 will be serving a meal at the "Feel the Warmth" Soup Kitchen in Bridgeport on Thursday, October 12
  • The Northwest Chapter of Giv2 will work at the Goshen Community Garden on Sunday, October 15.
  • Shoreline (new chapter) will be working 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. 

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.

2018 EASTERN Regional Youth Event
JULY 19-22, 2018
worship / play / pray / learn / serve / sing / dream

Stay tuned for information about RYE registration and bus transportation.
Did you host a summer mission trip? 
Take 3 minutes and fill out this brief survey. Tell us where went
(or you are headed next year). 
Post a picture on our CTUCC YYA Facebook, Twitter, or instagram page! Your input will help us advise congregations about the best programs to help youth grow and serve.

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