We have Faith Development (FD) programming and Youth Groups for 6th – 12th grade youth. Our FD programming takes place most Sundays at 10:30am. We all begin together in our sanctuary, the Earth Room. Our Youth Groups meet every other Friday evening. All of our groups provide our youth time in a covenanted safe space where teens can speak from the heart and listen with intentionality. It is also a time for group discussion and fun.
Our programming centers on: leadership development, UU denominational learning, social service justice work, worship and faith practice, and social activities.
Religious Education for Youth (Sundays)
Building Bridges & ChUUrchcraft: 6th – 7th grade
Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search. ChUUrchcraft enhances the program using the popular app Minecraft as a vehicle for processing learned information on world religions. The group will take trips to local faith communities
Coming of Age (COA): 8th – 9th grade
Participants will learn to think independently while developing their own answers to life’s big questions, and crafting their personal credo statements. In addition, they will acquire a history in UU theology and practice. The year concludes with a special service where youth will share their credo statements.
Youth Group: 10th – 12th grade (meets twice a month)
With the support of adult advisors, youth are empowered to participate in social justice work and each other. Activities form a balance of service, social and worship experiences where self-expression is encouraged, as well as outreach beyond our denomination.
We also have volunteer opportunities for youth on Sundays and at other times. Youth may also choose to attend Sunday Morning Worship.
Youth Groups (Every other Friday)
Junior Youth Group: 6th – 8th grade
Under the guidance of adult advisors, the youth’s social activities are balanced with service programming and worship experiences. Activities may include a talent show, a sleepover, arts and crafts projects, and fun and games.
Youth Group: 9th – 12th grade
With the support of adult advisors, youth are empowered to participate in planning and facilitating much of the programming. Activities form a balance of service, fundraising, and social and worship experiences, where self-expression is encouraged, as well as outreach beyond our denomination.