We welcome teens into the following free programs at our church. Youth are always welcome to stay in the worship service if they prefer and can earn community service credit for assisting in childcare or community action projects through the church.
Youth Group: Are you looking for liberal fellowship and justice activities for your Middle and High school aged youth? Youth Group activities are planned throughout the year for anyone in grades 7-12 (or of equivalent age). Scheduling of discussion and activity events varies throughout the year, but we hope to do a boating on the Delta event soon and every year we have a swim party for teens in September. Prior events likely to be scheduled again are: discussion groups, fundraising for charities, and haunted house activities. Please contact Acting DRE Lisa Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the latest information about Youth Group. Bring friends!
These are programs we offer as needed:
Coming of Age: Intended for youth who can commit to the entire program, this self-guided curriculum takes place over the course of 1-2 years under the guidance of an adult mentor. Designed as a checklist of fun and diverse activities from which to choose and complete, youth explore Unitarian Universalism from multiple perspectives: philosophy, spiritual practice, local church administration and governance, UU history, district and national level events, and so on. The hope is that following this experience, a young person will have a very clear idea of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. The program culminates with a special worship service.
Bridging: For 12th graders, the Bridge program is a short series of workshops intended to support the transition in graduating seniors’ spiritual lives from living with their parents to living away at college or on their own. The program culminates with a commitment ceremony to celebrate their growth from youth to adulthood.
Other Opportunities for Teens:
Choir: Anyone aged 12 and up is invited to join our choir, which performs during Sunday services from September through early June. There are no auditions required–just a love of singing! Rehearsals are usually Sunday mornings, 9-10 am.
Childcare: Babysitters aged 14 and up are welcome to apply to work in our nursery. You do not need to attend our church in order to be considered. The time commitment is usually 2 hours on Sunday mornings, with occasional hours during the week. Applicants with experience and CPR certification are preferred.
Religious Education (RE) program: For teens who like working with preschoolers or elementary school children, our Sunday morning classes welcome you to assist the regularly scheduled teacher(s). Please contact the Acting Director of Religious Education Lisa Jones (email@example.com) for more information.