Youth Voices Project

Youth Voices Project


Our youth are wonderfully wise and creative!  We want to hear their thoughts on Discipleship and faith and amplify those voices.  Pastors, Youth Leaders and Parents, please share this opportunity with youth and young adults (ages 14-29) in your circles.   Pieces that are published will receive a stipend. Deadline is August 1, 2020.

  1. Reflect on a recent experience and how it relates to your faith
  • Your piece can be a Blog post, poem, or original music or even visual art.  If you send poetry, music, or art, include a paragraph that describes the inspiration for the piece.
  • Format: 400 to 500 words of personal writing that reflects on faith.  Think about what you have learned from a current event or poignant experience and relate it to a passage of scripture.
  • Possible Themes:
    •  Discipleship Prompts 
      • What does it mean to follow Jesus in 2020?
      • Listening for God and Discerning a call                   
      • Do not conform to this world…
      • What does the Lord require of you?  
    • Encounter Prompts- write about an experience of meeting God.  It could be through service, in creation, in worship, or in relationship.
  • Need samples?  Go to UCC Daily Devotional or look at the SNEUCC blog page for inspiring models.
  1. Send a draft to Debby Kirk for review. 
  1. Submit a photo of yourself (head shot) as well as your contact information (mailing address, email, and cell phone number).
  2. Include a three or four sentence bio (age, school or work, home church, and town). List past Conference or UCC involvement in programs such as Silver Lake Conferee or Counselor, Youth @ Synod, Synod Delegate, TAWFG apprentice, etc.
  3. Published articles will receive a stipend of $50.
  4. Interested writers will be recommended for UCC Advent or Lenten Devotionals.

?? Questions ?? Contact Debby Kirk, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries or text 860-377-2675.

Contact Information

Debby Kirk


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Debby D. Kirk

Debby Kirk serves as leader of the staff team that provides resources for the work of nurturing disciples of all ages in the local church. Her area of focus is youth ministry. Contact her for:  Faith Formation Communities of Practice Confirmation ...

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