What is the State Youth Council?
The State Youth Council (SYC) is one of the primary ways that the Maine Conference supports youth in worship and in fellowship. Our
mission is to empower the youth of the conference by providing resources, leadership opportunities, and sponsoring statewide youth
activities. The SYC acts as a statewide youth group that allows students without a church youth group in their hometown, to grow in their
Christian faith. All that is required of an SYC member is an affiliation with a U.C.C. church and to be a high school student. It’s existence is
due to the dedication of it’s own high school students, who participate annually in an election selecting the Executive Committee of 10
high school aged youth. Three advisors, who graciously volunteer their help for three years, assist these ten in the procedures and by-
laws of the council found below. Every year the State Youth Council holds three official meetings throughout the year. Beach Day, held
during the month of August, brings the youth together for a day of fun in the summer sun. Autumn Highschool Weekend is held at
Pilgrim Lodge, a peaceful lakeside camp owned and operated by the Maine Conference. Lastly, In the middle of March, all of SYC gathers
at a church somewhere in the state, named appropriately, “Post-winter”. For two days, SYC participants enjoy a great weekend of
community, fellowship, and faith.