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!
Scenes from summer 2017
CTUCC Youth @ Synod in Baltimore.

Youth from nine CTUCC congregations attended Synod thanks to generous support from the "Uncle E" scholarship fund that was created in honor of former Hartford Association Moderator Edward Turner. These young leaders attended plenary sessions and workshops, tracked resolutions, served as readers and dancers in worship, and networked with peers from other conferences as well as UCC National staff. 

Save the date for the annual Ebony and Ivory Ball on Saturday, October 21.
This fundraising event at 224 Farmington Ave in Hartford generates income for the Uncle E Scholarship fund. Help us send young leaders to Synod in Milwaukee in 2019!


shine!
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? 

Registration is now open.
 
  
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.

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

Stay tuned for information about RYE registration and bus transportation.
     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
  • Northwest Chapter will work at the Goshen Community Garden on October 14.
  • Shoreline (new chapter) and Northeast Chapter are setting up events for the fall.
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