LIVE your faith, LOVE your community!

Giv² (Give Squared) is a CORPS of UCC youth & adults GIVING back to our communities in response to the GIFTS of God.  Together, we explore our faith through SERVICE & FELLOWSHIP

Giv2What is Giv2

Our name, "Give Squared," reflects the simple reality that faithful people have known for centuries: when we give, we also receive. We give our time and labor in the service of others, and in return we are blessed with gifts of gratitude, compassion, and wisdom. Our gifts of hospitality multiply exponentially when we work together to heal the world!

Giv2 reflects our CT Conference mission of interdependence.  Four or more local congregations covenant to form a Giv2 ‘chapter.’  Leadership responsibilities and resources are shared to offer four local service projects each year.

Giv2 is a great way for small congregations to unite in service and give their youth a large group experience.

For more information, contact: Debby Kirk, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, at or 860-761-7103.

Giv2 Beach Cleanup
Beach clean-up in Madison

Find out more:

Full Program Description

Aspirational Covenant

Giv2 registration template

Checklist for Giv2 Events

PDFGiv2 Training Manual

PDF Giv2 Event Summary Template

 Giv2 BrochurePDF


Scholarships Available!

  • For Giv2 adults or youth who want to attend Super Saturday workshops
  • For Giv2 youth who want to attend any of the Silver Lake service-oriented conferences (Pioneer, Hammer and Nail, or River of Dreams). Giv2 Scholarship for Silver Lake
  • For youth who want to grow their advocacy skills at wider church events (Regional Youth Event or Youth@Synod). 

Contact Debby Kirk for more information.

Cooking for Veteran’s Coffee House in Woodstock


Some of our Giv2 Partners have included:

  • Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Waterbury
  • Locket's Meadow Horse Farm, Bethany
  • Goshen Community Garden, Goshen
  • The Open Door Soup Kitchen, Winsted
  • Camp Nahaco Park, Eastford
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Ashford
  • SOCT Special Olympics, Windham
  • Forgotten Felines Animal Shelter, Westbrook
  • Feed My Starving Children, Berlin
  • People's Harvest Garden, Pomfret
  • Access Emergency Shelter, Danielson
  • Boys and Girls Club, Hartford

Giv2 Chapter Listings

Northeast Chapter
(working together since January 2010)

  • East Woodstock Congregational Church
  • First Congregational Church of Canterbury
  • First Congregational Church of Woodstock
  • Hampton Congregational Church
  • Westfield Congregational Church


Northwest Chapter
(working together since January 2011)

  • Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen
  • Norfolk Congregational
  • North Congregational Church in New Hartford
  • North Canaan Congregational
  • United Congregational in Torrington
  • The UCC in Cornwall
  • Salisbury Congregational Church
  • Winchester Center Congregational Church

Preparing a meal for NEON in Naugatuck

Middlesex Chapter
(working together since September 2011)

  • First Congregational Church of Essex
  • First Congregational Church of Haddam
  • Higganum Congregational Church
  • The Congregational Church in Killingworth

Naugatuck Valley Youth Connection

(working together since Fall 2013)

  • All Saints Episcopal, Wolcott
  • Congregational Church of Naugatuck
  • Middlebury Congregational Church
  • Mill Plain Union Church, Waterbury
  • Oxford United Church of Christ Congregational
  • Seymour Congregational Church
  • Wolcott Congregational Church


Shoreline Chapter                                         (working together since spring 2016)

  • First Church of Christ in Old Saybrook
  • First Congregational Church of Madison
  • North Guilford Congregational Church, UCC                                                                
  • North Madison Congregational Church                                     
  • Westbrook Congregational Church 


Fairfield East Chapter (NEW!)    

  • Unity Hill, UCC in Trumbull
  • Newtown Congregational Church
  • Lordship Community Church of Stratford
  • Bethel Congregational
  • Brookfield Congregational
  • United Congregational Church of Bridgeport   
  • Contact Debby Kirk if you are interested in joining this group