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
. This event is for young leaders ages 13 to 18 who want to experience the vibrant diversity of the wider church.
Teens from all over the country will participate in worship and plenary sessions, attend hearings and track resolutions, and join in mission work to serve the greater Baltimore area. Synod is an opportunity to nurture advocacy skills around justice issues. A team of chaperones from the three conferences will lead the group.
You can find detailed program information at General Synod 2017
Travel days will be June 30 and July 5. Some of the planned activities are listed here:
- Synod 101 orientation
- Work project with a local environmental center
- Youth @ synod Dance Party
- Program with the American Visionary Art Museum – "Make Glad -- We Are All Creative"
- The Reformation Today – "Make Glad – Youth and Young Adults Transform the Church and the world."
- July 4 Fireworks at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore
Youth who wish to increase their leadership skills are invited to register for this opportunity. Local pastors and youth leaders are welcome to nominate youth from their congregations. Space is limited to 18 participants per conference so register today! Cost is $945 but each conference will be providing subsidies and scholarship support. Complete the online registration and submit that with a deposit of $150 to reserve a spot for the trip. Payments will be collected in installments after the deposit is received.
Note that the RI, MA, and CT Conferences will handle registration separately. Please use the correct registration link and/or contact your Conference representative for more information:
Rhode Island Conference
Register here for RICUCC Youth
Contact: Kristin Putney; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 774-991-1555
Massachusetts Conference - MASS. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 15. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Register here for MACUCC Youth
Contact: Barbara Langill, email: email@example.com, phone: 781-334-3050
Register Here for CTUCC Youth
CTUCC Youth @ Synod Scholarship Application
Contact: Debby Kirk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 860-761-7105