New opportunities to practice leadership and grow in faith. Please share this information with youth and young adults in your congregation!
The Southern New England Conference, UCC is pleased to announce an Environmental Justice Internship for 2022-2023! The Environmental Justice Intern will help us create and lead school-year programming for youth or other church groups, hosted at two of our Outdoor Ministry sites, Silver Lake in Sharon, Connecticut and Irons Homestead, North Scituate, Rhode Island. We are now accepting applications from young adults with a passion for environmental justice, working with youth, and grounding in our justice-seeking faith!
Click here to see the full description for this job's related duties; if you're interested, don't hesitate to apply for the position!
This is a part-time internship with a $5,000 stipend. Please contact Emma Brewer-Wallin with questions.
Spend the summer at our beautiful outdoor ministry site in Sharon, CT! Choose from one of these camp teams:
- Camp Family (leadership development program for 16/17 year-olds)
- Adventure Team
- Kitchen Staff
- Maintenance (ETF) Staff
- Resource Staff
For consideration, please submit your application by January 15.
Can't commit to the entire summer? Consider being a volunteer counselor, dean, chaplain, or artist-in-residence! For more details, email Program Director Jenn Kronholm Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out Silver Lake's offerings for 2022 here! Registration for upcoming programming opens January 15.
Young Adult Service Communities (YASC)
Young Adult Service Communities are unique opportunities for you to live in an intentional community with others who share your commitment to service and social justice. Young Adult Service Communities are 11-month leadership programs for young adults aged 21-35. Housing, food, a living stipend, health insurance are provided. Together, you will find the space to reflect on questions of meaning and to network for change. Young adult leaders are transforming communities through a faith-inspired pursuit of justice, collaborative action, and intentional living.
Are you interested, but curious to know what service leadership through YASC looks like in the COVID-19 era? Check out Serving Through COVID, a report on how YASC's good works continue despite the pandemic.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity or have questions about the program, please contact Volunteer Ministries' Brande Midgett-Crosby via email (email@example.com) or telephone (216-736-3212).
The UCC Youth Ambassadors Program brings together emerging leaders in the United Church of Christ who are in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of high school to gain a deeper understanding of their faith, study alongside justice leaders, collaborate on one large yearly project that aligns with the mission and goals of the UCC and, regularly give voice to the wider church through appropriate news and social media challenges, and when possible gather at a denomination wide event for in person community building.
Youth ambassadors will meet once a month using a video conference platform, unless agreed upon by the group that they should forego a meeting that particular month. During monthly meetings the group will creatively build relationships and trust with one another, hear from a UCC faith and justice leader, work to establish long term goals and how to resource other youth/youth groups in the denomination.
Once each quarter the normal monthly meeting will be replaced by a more intensive day of Justice Training.
When permitted, one in person gathering will be held in conjunction with a major denominational event (i.e. General Synod, National Youth Event, Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Regional Youth Event) where Youth Ambassadors are expected to participate fully.
This program may be an acceptable replacement for the traditional model of confirmation in certain conferences and churches.
Apply before January 15!
Contact Rev. Trayce Potter, Minister for Youth and Young Adult Engagement, for more information about this opportunity.
VIRTUAL ECUMENICAL ADVOCACY DAYS
TAKING PLACE APRIL 25-27, 2022
EAD 2022 calls us into solidarity to restore, protect, and expand voting rights in the United States and to realize human rights around the world. As people of faith, we know each person to be created in God’s image, imbued with dignity and having a voice that demands to be heard, heeded, and treated justly. We arise in unity, holding up a mirror to leaders of nations, putting injustice on display and tearing down the veil of oppression that obscures the beautiful, God-born light shining from within us all.
Click here for more information on how to participate in this year's annual occurrence of Ecumenical Advocacy Days.