What is Young Adult Service Communities?
Young Adult Service Communities are unique opportunities for you to live in intentional community with others who share your commitment to service and social justice. Young Adult Service Communities are 11-month leadership programs for young adults aged 21-35. Housing, food, living stipend, health insurance are provided. Together, you will find the space to reflect on questions of meaning and to network for change. Young adult leaders are transforming communities through a faith-inspired pursuit of justice, collaborative action and intentional living.
Remaining openings are limited. Apply today.
Service and Justice Internships:
The YASC network gives you the opportunity to grow professionally and change the world through intern placements with local nonprofit agencies, which are dedicated to justice advocacy and collaborative action.
Your placement will allow you the opportunity to grown spiritually and practice skills as you serve in a leadership position at a United Church congregation. Through this work you can see the convergence of church and world.
YASC provides you a space to grow personally by living in community with other young leaders, exploring together your direction, calling and future action in the world.
Named to the 2018 national class of Service Programs that Change the World
Certified by the Service Year Alliance
Questions or Inquiries? Contact Mary Schaller Blaufuss, UCC Volunteer Ministries
firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-736-3214
“People move. Movement has been the story of God’s people since the beginning of time. And throughout scripture, God gives special attention to care for the immigrant, the asylum-seeker, the refugee and the sojourner. (Download worship material and other resources here).
But what makes someone a refugee? Refugees are people just like us who, due to violence or persecution, are forced to flee their homes and cross an international border to find safety. People who are forced to flee their homes but remain inside the borders of their own country are called Internally Displaced Persons. In the United States, those who flee their homes and nations due to violence and persecution and ask for protection at the U.S. border are called “asylum-seekers”, while “refugees” come to the United States through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
In addition to being guided by scripture, our nation has a long history of being the “land of the living” where those fleeing violence and persecution can again “see the goodness of the Lord”, including some of the early members of Christian sects that became the United Church of Christ, who fled Europe and arrived in New England as religious refugees. The United Church of Christ through Refugee Ministries seeks to accompany our our refugee neighbors, both in the United States and around the world, as they seek safety and security. Will you join us?
- The Refugee Emergency Fund - Designate your donation to a specific refugee emergency such as Syrian Refugee or Burundian Refugee crisis.
- UCC's One Great Hour of Sharing Offering and Special Funds support this ministry
- If you missed the Week of Prayers for Refugee, you can find each days' prayers and actions here: http://www.ucc.org/pray4refugees
Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Amanda K. Sheldon
Program Associate, UCC Refugee Ministries & UCC Disaster Ministries
United Church of Christ
Visit the Kids2Kids website.
KIDS To KIDS, a children's mission program that gives children in North America opportunities to learn about and serve children from other parts of the world.
Here you will find everything you need to create a memorable experience for your whole faith community. The program can be adapted for use in small or large congregations, in urban or rural settings with many or few resources and everything in-between. It can be held during the day or evening. It can be adapted for church school classes or other small group experiences including Vacation Bible School.
This curriculum is web-based so that it is available to all, free of charge!