Opportunities for Youth & Young Adults
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.
Virtual activities & experiences planned:
May 31 - LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR IN QUARANTINE (video)
June 28 - CREATIVITY & JUSTICE IN QUARANTINE (video)
July 24-25: UNITE THROUGH THE EXTRAORDINARY! (interactive experience)
*Due to the unforeseeable impact of COVID-19 on the health, social, and physical distancing behaviors of the world, National Youth Event (NYE) at Purdue University is postponed until June 27-30, 2022.
Read the full update HERE.
THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN IN CONCURRENCE WITH THE 2020 (IN-PERSON) ‘AHA PAE‘ĀINA
‘Aha Pae‘āina Youth Track
The youth track is specially designed with youth in mind providing opportunities to engage in the life of the Conference with ‘Aha attendees, but also in youth-centered activities with other youth from different UCC churches. The main goal is to make connections and build relationships across the generation of young people in our churches. More info HERE.
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.
LEARN MORE + APPLY
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
View information, photos, and reflections about the "Earth Care Opportunities" camps offered to youth in Fall 2019. Host an E.C.O. camp.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.