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 Y O U T H 

Opportunities & Resources

Young Voices

Hear the hopes and prayers of HCUCC youth and young adults shared at the 198th ‘Aha Pae‘āina in October 2020.

Opportunities

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Virtual Gatherings

Mondays, 8:00 p.m.
"Mondates" young adult bible study w/ Filipino UCC

For more info, contact Shania Amodo, shania.amodo@gmail.com.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by Hawaii PAAM with Kawaiaha‘o Church's "Life Under Construction" ministry. Youth and their church adults are invited to join. 

Zoom ID: 898 5229 8503; password required

For more information, contact Kahu Rennie Mau kahumau@gmail.com or call 808-280-9591.
 

Fridays, 8:00 p.m.
Filipino UCC
For more info, contact Phebe Amodo, phebe.amodo@yahoo.com.

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.

Central Union Church

Youth gather for check-in, fellowship, games, prayer.

For more info, contact Kristen Young, kristen-young@centralunionchurch.org.

Hawaii Conference youth at UCC National Youth Event, Orlando, FL

UCC National Youth Event (NYE)


United Church of Christ's National Youth Event is held every four years. This 4-day event is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering. Often bringing in thousands of youth, this time together is centered on faith, reflection, encounter, justice, community building, and leadership.

The 2020 NYE was postponed to June 27-30, 2022.

Read the full update HERE.

Access web content from the 2020 NYE including an online service project and workshops.

The Hawai‘i Conference plans to send a group of youth to the 2022 NYE.

UCC Summer Communities of Service

 

Summer Communities of Service (SCOS) is a leadership program for young adults aged 19 and above. SCOS focuses on intersecting faith communities, service, and justice advocacy. For the first time, the program will include a Hawai‘i site (Mohala Farms on O‘ahu) which will focus on caring for the earth while fostering healthy local communities through sustainable agriculture.

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Download printable PDF of application

YZ Literature
YZ (pronounced “wise") Literature is wisdom from the young, Generations Y and Z to be more specific. This isn’t your basic news. Starting in 2020, Page 9 in every issue of The Friend will be dedicated to the art, songs, poems, prayers, letters, stories, thoughts, and more, of young people shining, witnessing, and reflecting light. This isn’t necessarily just for young people, rather it’s by young people who are not only the future but also bearers of Good News today. See what other youth are thinking and feeling, learn more about how you can share HERE.

E.C.O. 4 Youth
The Hawai‘i Conference offered "Earth Care Opportunities" for youth in the Fall of 2019. View information, photos, and reflections about the camp. Host an E.C.O. camp with support from the Conference.

If you would like to share about an opportunity for youth, invite other youth to your youth events, would like support from the Hawai‘i Conference for a youth-related activity, contact Kristen Young kyoung@hcucc.org.

Resources for Youth Workers

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Find training materials, curriculum, videos, and other resources that you need for ministry. Find everything you need to enrich your development, and train and equip your team at Yale Youth Ministry Institute.
 

MISSION

The mission of the Yale Youth Ministry Institute at Yale Divinity School is to promote adolescent faith and flourishing in a diverse and changing world by conducting scholarship, equipping leaders, and resourcing collaborative communities in and beyond Christian churches.

Shifting Focus: Youth Ministry in 2020 and Beyond

UCC pastors from a variety of settings discuss how this year in particular has greatly shifted the needs and expectations of those engaged in youth ministry.

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Practical Ideas for Youth Ministry

A collaborative google document by youth workers within the UCC.

Youth Ministry Today: Programmatic Suggestions

Local UCC youth ministers share practical steps for you to engage your youth as we live through the current health pandemic, but also grapple with the uprise of racial injustice and intolerance of groups who have traditionally been deemed “other."

Network

Connect with people involved in youth ministry

Complete this form if you want to be connected with someone else doing youth ministry. Rev. Trayce Potter, UCC Minister for Youth and Young Adults, will follow up and make the connections.