Children and youth are the future of our church, and in the Minnesota Conference UCC they are a valued part of our present.
We engage youth in mission and worship through faith formation activities and leadership development. We also support clergy and lay leaders who work with youth through training and resources.
2022 Outdoor Ministry Youth Faith Formation Events
Fall in love with God’s creation, encounter the sacred in the natural world, and experience the deep interconnectedness of nature, human community and one’s own soul!
Spring Conference Youth Gathering
April 29- May 1, Camp Onomia, Onamia, MN | REGISTER
Summer Rural Immersion
Middle School (July 11-13) and High School (July 22-24), Shalom Hill Farm, Windom
This is a unique opportunity for youth to experience rural farm life, explore justice issues from a rural perspective, and share stories unique to each of us.
One-Day Family Events: Canoeing & Hiking
July 6 or 7, Twin Cities area (locations announced soon)
Join us for a day canoeing on the Mississippi River in a Montreal canoe or on a beautiful, guided hike. The staff of Camp Amnicon will serve as hosts. No experience is necessary to paddle. Lunch will be served. Please only register for one date, as space is limited.
Spiritual and Sustainability Farm Initiative
July 9, Green Island, Wadena
On the northern side of town, tucked behind a car dealership, is a sustainable oasis where Kent Scheer has spent most of his life integrating sustainable farming, forestry, spirituality, and the arts on his old family farm. Learn more
Fall Conference Youth Gathering
October 7-9, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, Sandstone, MN | LEARN MORE & REGISTER
FourTHursdays: Conversations with clergy, lay staff, and volunteers engaged in faith formation
Coming up: March 24 | 12:00-1:30 p.m.