For the second General Synod
in a row, an opportunity is being offered for UCC teens to become immersed in the work of the United Church of Christ as it comes together every two years — engaging with delegates and visitors from all over the country, worshipping together, listening to keynote speakers, joining in mission work, and discussing and debating issues that concern who we are as a people of God.
Youth @ Synod will be held June 21—25, 2019 (with June 26th serving as a return travel day) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is for young leaders ages 13 to 18. The cost is $900 per teen (the MA Conference will cover expenses for 2 adult chaperones). Scholarships are available through the MA Conference.
Teens attending Youth @ Synod are provided an opportunity to nurture their advocacy skills around justice issues, increase their leadership skills, and learn about the resolution process. They will be provided a list of the resolutions from which to choose one to study and present with the opportunity to share their views on the discussion floor.
Clearly, this is a different kind of experience than a Regional or National Youth Event
Of course there couldn’t be a youth aspect to General Synod without pizza! Some of the other activities offered to the teens will be:
I look forward to working with your teens in Milwaukee this summer!
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