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)
Heeding the Call & Popcorn Theology Too: 6th – 7th grade
Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Additionally, the program includes more concrete tools, such as suggestions on how to be a good ally and tips on the language of conflict resolution.
Popcorn Theology Too explores popular movies on issues of theological and ethical relevance to UU middle school youth.
Our Whole Lives (OWL): 8th – 9th grade
OWL is a comprehensive sexuality education program that includes age-appropriate education about human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. It is grounded in a holistic view of sexuality and addresses not only the physical, but also the spiritual, emotional, and cultural aspects of human development.
Youth Group: 10th – 12th grade (meets twice a month)
A new program for high school-age UUs. Be a part of this radically inclusive program for youth to connect and support one another. The group promotes leadership while putting faith into action every day by daring to be real.
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
Middle school youth need support, acceptance, and fun during these years of constant change. Under the guidance of adult advisors, the youths’ social activities are balanced with service programming. Activities may include our Chopped Food Challenge, sleepovers, games, Brookdale Haunted Theater, arts, taco night, and ga-ga to name a few.
Youth Group: 9th – 12th grade
High school youth are empowered to mobilize their potential and embrace who they are. 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.