Individuals with a passion for ministry with young people and their families are invited, equipped and encouraged to become a Child Advocate or create a Child Advocacy Team in your local church or community. 

Child Advocates and Child Advocacy Teams nurture, speak and act on behalf of children, youth and families in the following ways: 

Collaborate and Organize with others who desire to improve the lives of children.

Speak and Advocate on behalf of children and children’s issues:

  • With people you know in your congregation, Church Council, professional association, community and/or social media group,
  • Through partnerships with elected leaders and public officials, or
  • By supporting legislation and public policy practices that benefit children and families. 

Support and Promote UVC child-serving agencies by:

  • Inviting UVC/Agency leaders to preach or speak with your congregation
  • Raising funds through 5th Sunday Appeal or Rainbow Covenant giving
  • Responding to supply drives and agencies’ calls to action
  • Observe Children’s Sunday in June and Children’s Sabbath in October

Commitment and Support 

UVC commits to supporting Child Advocates in the following ways:

  • Help organize and train Advocates and Advocacy Teams
  • Provide current information about children’s issues, pending legislation and Agency services and activities
  • Strategize with local Teams regarding advocacy plans, activities and events
  • Offer individual consultation by phone, email and other media

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