High School Youth Group
East Shore Youth Group is a lively, vibrant community of teens, ages 14 to 18 years old and in high school, who enjoy sharing life’s many experiences with each other. Youth Group provides exciting events in a warm, nurturing environment for all who wish to participate. We offer a safe and encouraging environment for youth and adults to grow in healthy, trusting relationships. We grow souls through multi-generational sharing, playing and learning. The overall program follows the guidelines set forth by the UUA to provide youth with experiences and opportunities in the following categories: worship, learning, community building, social action, leadership and youth-adult relations. The Youth Group activities are planned and implemented by the youth and adult leaders with the guidance of our Youth Programs Coordinator. Amanda Alice is our Youth Programs Coordinator, she may be contacted at youth @ esuc.org.
This year’s high school youth group will have an opportunity to examine how living our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to make ethical decisions even though to do so is often difficult. In this and future workshops, participants work together to untangle situations where conflicting ethical standards make it hard to discern the “right” decision.
Click here to register for fall (11:30 – 1 pm, Sundays)
Amanda, the Youth Group advisor, is offering “Digging Deep – garden ministry” outdoors in the sun during Sunday worship this summer. Youth Group is not meeting at the regular (after service) time.
Youth may opt to attend the “We Believe” class, attend worship service, play board games in room 202 or join our Youth Group advisor Amanda in “Digging Deep – garden ministry” outdoors in the sun. They are required to stay in the group they chose for the entire Sunday but may switch groups from week to week.
Summer volunteers are needed sign up here.
There will be no summer RE on July 2, 23, and August 13th
Coming of Age, 11:30 a.m.
Every year youth who are in at least 8th are invited to the Coming of Age program. This is a program which allows Youth to deepen their relationship with East Shore Unitarian Church and Unitarian Universalism. The program includes each youth being matched with an adult member of the congregation. The youth and mentors engage in meaningful conversations about a wide range of topics from religion to social justice and how those topics influence how the youth see the world through a Unitarian Universalist lens. The program ends with a worship service, led by the youth, where they make a credo statement about their faith. Coming of Age for 2017-18 begins on October 1, 2017, with a mandatory meeting for parents. The youth begin meeting on October 8th after worship service.