Events and Programs
Events and Programs
Take a look at the plans for summer 2021. Silver Lake will host three, two-week sessions for youth entering grades 5 and up and the theme is 'Creation Speaks.' Silver Lake programs nurture inclusion, leadership development, environmental justice, and beloved community.
Note that the 2020-2021 retreat program is on hold due to Covid-19.
Congregations are invited to attend "Nurturing Faith Enrichment Series" via zoom beginning in January 2021. These will be two-hour engagements for Confirmation Classes and their leaders.
- January 23: Radical Love: From Self Care to Spiritual Wholeness
- February 21: Interfaith Exploration
- March 20 (at Super Saturday): Discernment and Discipleship
- April 25: UCC 101.
The programs will be facilitated by trained teams of pastors and educators from throughout our conference and there is a modest registration fee, depending on the size of your group. The purpose of these programs is to offer youth an experience of the wider faith community by exploring basic Christian values of the church in a new community. Go to the matching date on the SNECUCC events page to find details and registration information.
SNEUCC Youth Revival
In response to the restrictions of Covid-19, our 2020 Youth Revival went virtual. A World Turned Upside Down was a creative response to restrictions on in-person gatherings.
Click here to see the list of videos by SNEUCC youth and pastors. Watch some or all of the short videos with your youth group and use the discussion guide provided.
The primary aim of the TAWFG program is to notice, name, and nurture youth who have gifts for ministry. This program includes the "SHINE" retreat for high school students, leadership opportunities in the wider church, and paid apprenticeships in the local church.
Share your wisdom, your faith, and your creativity. SNEUCC wants to hear your thoughts about discipleship -- whether in a blog, poem, or a song. Send your entries to Debby Kirk. Items that are selected for publishing will receive a stipend.
United Church of Christ Leadership Events
UCC General Synod - July 11-18, 2021
Stay tuned for information about registration and programming.
Youth @ Synod is for young leaders ages 13 to 18 who want to experience the vibrant diversity of the wider church. Scholarships are available through the generosity of the Edward Turner, Jr. scholarship fund.
Is there a youth in your congregation who would make a good delegate? Do you know a youth who would like to attend Youth@Synod?
Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored
VIRTUAL ECUMENICAL ADVOCACY DAYS TAKING PLACE APRIL 18-21, 2021. Cost is $15 for students.
United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event was to have taken place at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana in July 2020. The event was postponed to summer 2022 as a result of the Covid-19. This 4 day event is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering. Often bringing in 4,000 participants, this time together is centered on faith, leadership, service and social justice to empower our youth and young adults (ages 12-22). The National staff and NYE presenters have teamed up to share their thoughts of Loving Your Neighbor in Quarantine.
Click here to access the resources from the virtual event Unite Through the Extraordinary, featuring service workshops and worship.
Click here for the Virtual NYE information including a spotify playlist and NYE theme song.
Watch recorded videos of the June and July presentations with your teens