Youth (9th-12th grade)
Youth Group (9th-12th grade)
Youth Group is the Religious Education for our high school youth (9th through 12th grade). We meet most Sundays, beginning in the sanctuary, Channing Hall, 10:30 am, and then continuing in a room on the the lower level of the building. Sunday morning is a time to create covenanted safe space where teens can speak from the heart and listen with intention. It is also a time for group discussion and fun.
Sunday morning is not all that Youth Group is or does. Our programming centers on: leadership development, UU denominational learning, social service justice work, worship and faith practice, and social activities.
Typical Youth Group activities include:
- Overnight lock-ins
- Attending Youth Conferences and Cluster Gatherings
- Attending the UU General Assemblies
- Mission Trips
- Hosting coffeehouses
- Organizing Halloween Parties for urban children
- Charity pie-baking
- Helping with the Loaves and Fishes Program
- Organizing youth worship services
Each year our Youth Group meetings begin in September and run through May, with a pause for June through August.
The 2016-2017 Youth Advisers are Lauren Foss, Pauline Nijander, Beth Surmont, JoEllen Burton and Alice Deanin. Our Youth Programs Coordinator is Craig Rubano.