Event Info & Registration
“What do I believe? How do I get clearer? How do I express this to others?”
The theme of this Middle School youth conference is empowerment. Participants will explore and articulate their personal values and spiritual beliefs through lively discussion, music, play, hands-on activities, and reflection.
Where: First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor Street, Sheridan, Wyoming
When: Friday April 4, 2014 from 6:00pm through Saturday April 5 at 4:00pm
Held concurrently with this year's Mountain Desert District Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting. Adult advisors and high school counselors from the Sheridan UU Fellowship will supervise the event.
$25 Registration Fee per participant. Register online here!
Friday overnight at the First Christian Church, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday provided
For information contact:
Kris Korfanta at 307-655-3320 or 307-763-9841 or
Michelle LaGory at 307-672-3325 or 307-751-5691
Open to all Unitarian Universalist middle schoolers and their friends who want to learn about UUism and be in community.
Posted Monday, 17 February 2014 17:01 Written by Jennica Davis
Chrysalis Chaplain Trainings are small working conferences designed by the Unitarian Universalist Youth Office and facilitated by Mountain Desert District Chaplain Facilitators for youth and advisors to gain skills needed to effectively listen to, affirm, and emotionally support our young people. Chaplains are individuals who help manage crises, ensure a healthy and safe atmosphere, & bring spiritual resources & support to the community. There is room for 30 trainees max. Youth participants may run for the Associate Peer Chaplain position to be voted on by trainees.
When: March 21-23, 2014, starting early evening Friday and finishing early Sunday morning.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Salt Lake City, UT
Facilitators: Eric Bliss, Youth Chaplain, and Hope Laub, Peer Chaplain
Event Cost: $110 if your registration is complete by February 26th. Fees increase to $130 between February 27th and March 12th.
Download the flyer: MDD Youth Chaplain Training 2014 Flyer
Click "read more" for registration!Read more: 2014 Youth Chaplain Training
Posted Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:58 Written by Jess Cullinan
Middle School Retreat in Colorado Springs, February 21-23!
MS Youth and Adult Advisors:
7 pm February 21 - 7 pm Saturday, February 22
HS Mentors and Adult Advisors:
5 pm February 21 - 9 am Sunday, February 23
Where: All Souls UU Church, 730 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Cost: $27 MS Youth and Adult Advisors; $15 HS Mentors
Download the Registration form here (fillable PDF): 2014 Middle School CON Registration
Pay online! You don't have to have a Paypal account to use this service. You must also fill out and turn in the registration form in order to attend this event.
Posted Friday, 10 January 2014 11:30 Written by Jess Cullinan
“Peace Begins with U(U).”
When: January 19-20th, 5 pm Sunday – 12 pm Monday
Where: First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St
Who: Front range youth, advisers, and youth allies.
Why: To start a Revolution of Peace, Love, and Compassion, of course!
Download the flyer: MLK Overnight 2014 Flyer
Download the registration form: MLK Overnight 2014 Registration
Registration is FREE!! Registration deadline is January 13, 2014 - late registrations will NOT be considered.
Posted Monday, 06 January 2014 12:52 Written by Jess Cullinan
Join us in Fort Collins, CO, for the 2014 Winter CON!
Where: Foothills UU Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 493-5906; foothillsuu.org
When: February 7-9, 2014
Check in at 7:00 pm Friday, check out at 9:00 am Sunday.
"Standing on the Side of Love." What does that mean to you? Con planners have a fun and inspirational event planned. We will begin by living our loving community covenant. Spiritual and creative activities are being planned. We will be engaged in workshops, worships and community building activities.
Download the event flyer here (PDF): 2014 Winter CON FlyerRead more: 2014 Winter CON: Standing on the Side of Love
Posted Friday, 13 December 2013 13:25 Written by Jess Cullinan
Where: High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, Colorado Springs, CO
When: Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th. Check-in at 5:30 on Friday, eat before or bring your dinner. Leave at 9 am on Sunday morning after breakfast and clean up.
What: This basic training will provide you with facilitation skills, a clear understanding of what it means to be a spiritual leader and prepare you for leadership positions in your congregation, the district, and at cons. Any sophomore or junior who attends this training are able to then apply for the District Youth Chair position - which will be voted on by fellow students at the end of the training.
LDC Grads can be:
- Gaggle Group Leaders - small group ministry facilitators at cons.
- Con Planners - on a team of youth and adults who plan and impliement healthy, covenant based district conferences for youth and adult sponsors.
- Workshop Leaders - presenters/facilitators of theme based workshops at conferences.
- YAC Members - Youth Adult Committee members, a district leadership group dedicated to encouraging radical hospitality, youth empowerment, consciousness raising and social change in our district wide community.
- District Youth Chair - head of the YAC, voice of the district youth community
- Future LDC Trainers - District Youth Chair facilitates these trainings alongside a qualified adult.
- QUUest Counselors in Training - Get a discounted rate for QUUest camp and partner with a young adult Counselor to lead one of QUUest's programs: Worship Arts; Covenant Clans; Craft and Field Games; etc.
Youth that attend must have been in YRUU for at least one year. District Chair will be elected by your peers at the training. Youth who will be in YRUU for at least 1 more year may run for District Youth Chair.
Adults who attend will be asked to serve as sponsors for the overnight portion (curfew is 11:00 PM) so that the trainers may sleep off site. Attending this training enables you to facilitate future trainings.
Jessica Laike - Director of Faith Formation, High Plains Church
Duncan Barnhill Youth District Chair, First Universalist Denver
Download the flyer:
THERE ARE THREE STEPS TO BE CONSIDERED FULLY REGISTERED
1) REGISTER ONLINE
Registration is now closed.
2) Send forms:
All applicants must fill out the forms packet and send to the registrar (PDF): 2013 Leadership Development Packet
Please do not submit payment if you did not register before November 22, 2013!
The cost of registration is $75. Use Paypal (you don't have to have a Paypal account!):
OR send a check with LDC in the memo to:
MDD Leadership Development Con
2242 South Albion Street
Denver CO 80222
Posted Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:24 Written by Jess Cullinan
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