Youth and Young Adult Ministry Programs

Growing a Faith Forming, Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural, Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Just Peace, Globally Minded Movement of Youth and Young Adults...

Youth & Young Adult Ministry Programs
of the Conference


Summer Conferences at Silver Lake

Our week-long "conferences" offer life-changing experiences to youth in grades 4 and up, shaping future leaders and spirited community-builders everywhere.  

Confirmation Retreats at Silver Lake

Confirmation groups and their youth in grades 7-9 are invited to join us for a weekend with activities, worship, and fellowship through our theme of "Becoming and Belonging." These weekends are facilitated by trained teams of pastors and educators from throughout our state. The purpose of these retreats is to offer youth an experience of the wider faith community by exploring basic Christian values of the church in a new community.  Come play and learn together! 


2016 Youth Revival
2016 Youth Revival

CTUCC Youth Revival

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Hosted by Manantial de Gracia and First Church of Christ, Congregational 12 South Main Street in West Hartford

Youth Revival Flyer

Fill your spirit with praise music and inspiring words in this exciting worship service that is now an annual tradition in the Connecticut Conference. This is a dynamic worship service that will renew your spirit. Come and lift your praises, celebrate vitality, and embrace diversity! Click here for the video from our 6th Youth Revival.

Register your group to attend the 7th Annual CTUCC Youth Revival


Giv2 (Give Squared)

Giv2 is a corps of youth and adults giving back to our communities in response to the gifts of God. This model encourages collaboration as groups of congregations to unite in service in their local communities.

Joseph Clemmons Job Training ProgramJoseph Clemmons Job Training Program

This program seeks to introduce youth of color to the beautiful outdoor ministry space at Silver Lake as well as provide skills for future employment. Youth will receive valuable experience as they practice application and interview skills, train and work alongside staff at Silver Lake, and receive orientation to the wider work of the church at the Connecticut Conference office. 

Thinking About Working For God

The primary aim of the TAWFG program is to notice, name, and nurture youth who have gifts for ministry. This program features an annual retreat and also paid apprenticeships.

United Church of Christ Leadership Events

Youth @ Synod 'Make Glad'

June 30 to July 5, 2017 in Baltimore, MD
The UCC General Synod will take place in Baltimore on June 30-July 5, 2017 and the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut Conferences are collaborating to sponsor a trip to Youth @ Synod.   Youth at Synod is for young leaders ages 13 to 18 who want to experience the vibrant diversity of the wider church. 

Ecumenical Advocacy Days:
Confronting Chaos, Forging Community: Challenging Racism, Materialism and Militarism.

April 21-22, 2017 in Washington, DC
Church leaders meet in Washington, DC every April for worship and workshops. This annual ecumenical gathering culminates in a lobby day on Capitol Hill. The Connecticut Conference provides scholarship support for college students and young adults who want to engage in activism and advocacy.