We offer youth groups for both junior and senior high, as well as Our Whole Lives classes and many opportunities for youth to contribute to congregational life.
Junior High Youth Group
Third Friday each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Sept. 21, 2019
Each month the Junior High Youth Group will meet for dinner and a movie. Using popular films as a starting point, the group will explore issues of theological and ethical relevance to Unitarian Universalist youth.
Over the course of the year, youth will explore how the choices we make affect our lives and the lives of others, how the search for truth and meaning is a matter of perspective, how and why we are called to do what is right and how our faith can help us answer our questions, seek answers, and deal with the trials of life. There will also be opportunities for social justice and service projects throughout the year.
Senior High Youth Group
Once a month the Senior High Youth Group will meet for service learning projects and social gatherings. Our first project for 2019-2020 is at UUS on Sunday, Sept. 15, for some hands-on construction assisted by parents and caregivers.
Our Whole Lives
In addition to our youth groups, we regularly offer Owl Whole Lives classes that help youth gain knowledge and confidence related to sexuality and healthy relationships. Registration and a parent orientation session are required.
Opportunities for involvement
On Sunday mornings youth are invited to join their families for renewal in worship and/or to connect their passions with congregational life. A few of the ways youth can be involved on Sundays:
- Singing in the choir or sharing instrumental talents
- Helping in the nursery or in religious education classes
- Working with the Hospitality Team to prepare treats for social hour
Beyond Sundays, there are also many other projects and activities that welcome youth involvement, such as:
- Assisting with the annual Treats & Talents Auction
- Volunteering in the local community during a Day of Service or other event
- Traveling with other members on a service trip, such as reforestation efforts in Guatemala
To learn more about these youth opportunities, contact the Director of Lifespan Religious Education.