YASC Spiritual Sojourner


Spiritual Sojourner
Program Overview
Young Adult Service Communities (YASC), is a program the United Church of Christ. Congregations from around the country participate in YASC by committing to host a community of young adult interns (ages 21-35). These interns live in intentional community with other young adult interns who share a common commitment to mission and justice work, congregational service, spiritual growth, and personal discernment. First Church, Simsbury, is excited to join the YASC network of churches and host three young adults for the 2017- 2018 program year!
These young adults will live at the church house on the upper end of the church parking lot. Each intern will be placed with a different local nonprofit agency dedicated to mission work, justice advocacy, and collaborative action. Each nonprofit has committed to pay a stipend plus health insurance, and contribute towards the cost of utilities at the church house, in exchange for 32 hours per week of work at their agency.  We are thrilled to be partnering with the following agencies:  Our Piece of the Pie, Christian Activities Council and The Village for Families and Children.

Young adults will also become part of the First Church community, regularly attending worship and or assisting with church school, and choosing two or three areas of focus in which to provide leadership within the life of the church (4 1⁄2 hours per week per intern).  Each young adult will be paired with a First Church Campanion, a member of First Church who commits to welcoming and checking in with his or her assigned young adult throughout the year. 

In addition to their agency work and involvement at First Church, each intern will spend time with the CT Conference of the United Church of Christ (1 1⁄2 hours per week per intern), attending workshops, conferences, and taking on a social justice project.

Finally, our young adult interns be accompanied by a Spiritual Sojourner.  The Sojourner will have a weekly meeting (2 hours per week) with the group reflect and discern God’s call upon their lives. The Sojourner will work closely with the part-time Congregational Coordinator, who will team with clergy and laity to organize and support our young adults.  The person seeking this position must a have an understanding of and passion for social justice, church life and ministry, and the beneifts of community living and discernment. See job description below.

To apply for the position of YASC Spiritual Sojourner, send a resume and cover letter to Debby Kirk, CTUCC Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Deadline for application is June 15.
            125 Sherman Street
            Hartford, CT  06105
To learn more about YASC Simsbury, visit http://fccsimsbury.org/young-adult-service-communities/

Contact: Debby Kirk

Address: 125 Sherman Street Hartford CT 06105

Phone: 860-761-7103

Email: debbyk@ctucc.org

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