Faith Formation and Christian Education

SPOTLIGHT - Interfaith Youth Learn About Their Similarities

11/11/2019

In a time when lines drawn between groups of people get darker and more defined, Newtown Congregational Church is making efforts to break barriers and show young people that they have more in common with youth of other faiths than differences.


Wilton Church Sees Increase In Confirmations

6/13/2019

"When we put church in the ecosystem of everything else that we do, it makes sense." — Lydia Gajdel


Leaning Into Leadership

6/6/2019

Hartford, CT — Pastors, youth leaders, parents, and siblings gathered at the Connecticut Conference Office for a celebration of the 2019 cohort of Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG) Apprentices. TAWFG is a signature program of the CT Conference that offers youth a chance to consider their call to ministry. The six apprentices from around the ...


Brilliant Minds, Glowing Faces, Radiant Hearts

11/8/2018

The annual SHINE retreat was one of several retreats held at Silver Lake weekend. Sponsored by the Connecticut Conference, SHINE seeks to nurture leadership skills in youth who are Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG).


40 Depart Together, As One, for Regional Youth Event

7/19/2018

Youth from the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts conferences headed off Together, As One today (July 19) on a bus bound for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event in Pennsylvania. More than 40 youth and adults from the following churches and associations are making the trip: Greenwich, Salisbury, New Britain, Simsbury, New Haven, and East...


Multi-Church Youth Ministry Started in New Haven Area

4/10/2018

Four UCC Churches are engaged in a interdependent project to create a new youth ministry program for the youth of their churches.


Young Adults Serve Simsbury Church and Community

11/13/2017

The First Church of Christ in Simsbury has added three young adults to the church community this year to serve in their new Young Adult Service Community (YASC).


Radiant Youth SHINE at Silver Lake Retreat

11/8/2017

Annual SHINE retreat nurtures young leaders who are Thinking About Working for God.


37 Southern New England Youth Experience Synod

7/19/2017

Southern New England Conferences collaborate to send thirty-seven young leaders to Youth @ Synod in Baltimore.


Faith Formation Leaders To Be Mentors

12/6/2016

 "Where would any of us be were it not for the mentors who came along and, at just the right moment, blew on the embers of our being-in-that-place, bringing visions to light, thoughts into focus and frustrations into opportunities?   There are, of course, formal and informal mentors. Who among us has not picked up a 'tid-bit' here or there, without...


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