Youth & Faith Formation Events

Join faith formation leaders of children and youth from the Minnesota Conference UCC on the 4th Thursday of the month to eat together, share resources, and learn fresh ways to engage our ministries.

A Faith Formation World Cafe: Collaborative dialogue around questions that matter in your ministry

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Minnesota Church Center, Assembly Rooms, 122 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Who: Clergy, staff, and volunteer leaders of children, youth, and faith formation ministry
Cost: FREE! (lunch & resources included)

If you have questions or are unable to make Fourth Thursday, but would like resources shared at the event, please contact Zac at zacn@uccmn.org.


 

Fall Middle School Youth Event 
October 6-8, 2017 at Pilgrim Point

Amid the excitement and anxiety that comes with the beginning of a new school year, we can sometimes forget to notice and be grateful for the ordinary wonders we encounter each day. Conference middle school youth (grades 6-8) and their leaders are invited to spend a weekend at beautiful Pilgrim Point Camp – a time apart to pay attention to, celebrate, and offer thanksgiving for the simple and profound gifts that surround us in each moment of our lives. As we mark the changing of the seasons, you are invited to add your presence, your voice, your story, to this bountiful harvest of gratitude. 

Helping to lead our retreat together is musician and teacher Richard Bruxvoort Colligan. Richard is about adventurous and imaginative music for the ever-evolving church and serves across denominations singing and teaching about spiritual formation. Richard has eight albums of original worship music and tours throughout the United States. He also loves dumb jokes and is always ready to hear one.

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Registration Cost: $75 youth, $50 adult
Deadline for all registrations is September 29

Who: Conference middle school youth (grades 6-8), confirmation groups, and their adult leaders. The Minnesota Conference UCC does not have staff counselors and relies completely on adult leaders from congregations attending with their youth. As a result, we are not able to accommodate unaccompanied youth attendees. If you plan to register your child without an accompanying adult leader, please contact us to discuss options. 
When: Friday, October 6 at 6:30 pm until Sunday, October 8 at Noon
Where: Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats, 2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
Download the Authorization Form: Youth Form | Adult Form

Questions? Email Zac Norenberg or call the Conference Office at (612) 871-0359.


Fall High School Youth Event 
October 20-22, 2017 at Pilgrim Point

Youth and adult leaders from around Minnesota are invited to spend a late autumn weekend at beautiful Pilgrim Point Camp in Alexandria, MN. Throughout our weekend together, participants will be invited to remember with gratitude the stories of those folks who have helped nurture, challenge, and guide them throughout their lives. By remembering and sharing stories of “the great cloud of witnesses,” we hope participants will celebrate the relationships and places of belonging that are helping them discover their gifts, find their voices, and live wholehearted lives. We hope you will come for this fun weekend to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, as we learn, play, worship, and share the wonder of Pilgrim Point together.      

Helping to lead our retreat together is musician and teacher Richard Bruxvoort Colligan. Richard is about adventurous and imaginative music for the ever-evolving church and serves across denominations singing and teaching about spiritual formation. Richard has eight albums of original worship music and tours throughout the United States. He also loves dumb jokes and is always ready to hear one.

Register Now!

Registration Cost: $75 youth, $50 adult
Deadline for all registrations is October 13

Who: Conference high school youth (grades 9-12), confirmation groups, and their adult leaders (21 and older). The Minnesota Conference UCC does not have staff counselors and relies completely on adult leaders from congregations attending with their youth. As a result, we are not able to accommodate unaccompanied youth attendees. If you plan to register your child without an accompanying adult leader, please contact us to discuss options. 
When: Friday, October 20 at 6:30 pm until Sunday, October 22 at Noon
Where: Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats, 2059 Pilgrim Point Rd NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
Download the Authorization Form: Youth Form | Adult Form

Questions? Email Zac Norenberg or call the Conference Office at (612) 871-0359.


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