Opportunities for Youth
For youth currently in grades 6-12
July 22 - 25, 2020
(Hawai‘i group will travel July 18-26, 2020 visiting Chicago on the way to NYE)
Purdue University — West Lafayette, Indiana
TOTAL estimated trip cost: ~$2000
(airfare, registration, lodging, meals)
E.C.O. 4 Youth
View information, photos, and reflections about the "Earth Care Opportunities" camps offered to youth in Fall 2019.
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. Click HERE to learn more.
Hawaii PAAM Youth Liturgical Arts Tour
Youth from participating Hawaii PAAM churches will be going on a 10-day liturgical arts tour sharing music, dance, and theaters in Northern California from June 22 - July 1. The group will be part of the bi-annual PAAM Convocation 2020 being held at Sonoma State University, about 50 miles of San Francisco. Churches from the six national regions of PAAM participate.
Youth (grades 6 and up) and adults interested in the liturgical arts tour should contact Kahu Rennie Mau, Hawaii PAAM Moderator, at 808-280-9591 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAAM (Pacific Islander and Asian American Ministries UCC) in 1975 was recognized by the 10th Annual UCC General Synod as representing and advocating for Pacific Islander and Asian American churches.
If you would like to share about an opportunity for youth or would like support from the Hawai‘i Conference for a youth-related activity, contact Kristen Young email@example.com.
What does church have to do with sexuality education?
The second thing the Bible says about humanity is about sexuality. Sexuality is about more than reproduction—it's about identity, relationships, power, and values. The Christian faith has a lot to say about all of these topics, and it's important that our faith communities are part of the conversation when it comes to youth, families, and sexuality.
Youth in grades 7-9 and parents are invited to enroll in the OWL course. This powerful curriculum can transform the lives of children, youth, and families at your church. The course will typically be held on Sunday afternoons beginning and ending on Saturdays February 29, 2020 and May 16, 2020.
To learn more about Our Whole Lives or the course, contact Brandon Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 808-440-3010.
Get published! 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.