Faith Development

Faith Development is an Area Coordinating Team (ACT) at UCC Missoula which welcomes children, youth, and young adults and fosters intergenerational connections.

  • Provides ongoing support and activities for children, youth and young adults.
    • Children’s Church School (during worship service Sept-May)
    • Middle School/High School Activities – weekly activities with ages 12-18 curriculum (Sept-May)
    • Plan youth retreats and/or mission trips (budget dependent).
    • Support, plan, and coordinate youth-adult service projects.
    • Provide support to children and youth as they develop their own personal faith, values, and identity.
  • Planning and oversight of intergenerational activities, such as: participation in worship, service activities, and coordination with worship teams.

News from Youth Ministry:

  • Youth Announcements (June, 5 2024)

    Happy Pride Month! It was wonderful to have youth join with the congregation for the Q&A with Andy Nelson from The Center to kick-off our Pride celebrations!  **Summer update** Youth Group will be held after church only occasionally – please look for another email with all the details! Camperships Thank you to our congregation for…

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  • Youth Announcements (May 30, 2024)

    We hope you and your families enjoyed a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend. We are excited to see you Sunday! Andy Nelson, Executive Director of the Western Montana LGBTQ+ Center, will be joining us for services and staying after for an Intergenerational Listening Session – please plan to attend! For the remainder of the school…

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  • Youth Announcements (May 23, 2024)

    Last Sunday was an incredible youth led worship service. So many people praised the youth and the amazing job that they did. We heard several sentiments of rows of people crying during the service and were moved by the genuineness and beautiful messages that the youth shared about Pentecost and diversity. Folks said it was…

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News from Children’s Ministry:

  • News From Children’s Ministry (March 7, 2024)

    Let’s talk about praying, this fourth Sunday of Lent! What is praying? How can we pray? What different kind of prayers are there? Prayer can be part of literally everything we do, and -though it can- it doesn’t have to look like kneeling on the ground with eyes closed and palms together. In the story…

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  • News From Children’s Ministry: February 29, 2024

    Hello Everyone, and happy March! These “Lenten” days are indeed getting longer: though we have plenty of cold and snowy days ahead, it isn’t too early to begin noticing signs of Spring (buttercups! Birds!). This Sunday, we share another Moses story, “The Burning Bush.” We will wonder together: why does God ask Moses to take…

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  • News From Children’s Ministry: February 15 2024

    As in past years, this week the children will hide an “Alleluia” banner after our Children’s Time, since we don’t say the word Alleluia from now until Easter. For children, Lent is simply a time to get ready for Easter (what does this mean, and feel like?). In Church School, we will tell the story…

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