Middle School Youth Group
The Middle School Youth Group is open to all youth from 6th grade through 8th grade. The emphasis in the middle school years will be an internal focus, with activities designed for early adolescents to look inside themselves and begin to understand the unique power and beauty they possess. We will find comfort in our Unitarian Universalist tradition of encouragement of one another and commitment to spiritual growth. Of course it would not be a middle school youth group without fun, food, festivities and fellowship. We will be planning events with the youth throughout the year.
Building Bridges, Sundays 10-11:15 a.m.
Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.
Coming of Age, 11:30 a.m.
Every year our 8th, 9th and 10th graders 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.
September Important Dates
Unless otherwise noted all Sunday events are during service
|9/10||Registration deadline for Junior High OWL (Grades 7-9)|
|9/16||Teacher training & information session (9:30 am – 12 pm)|
|OWL orientation session for adults of youth participating in Junior High class (11:30 am – 1 pm)|
|9/17||9am Junior High OWL class begins (E201)|
|First religious education meeting for all youth (M108)|
|Coming of Age info meeting for youth (M107)|
|11:30 youth group is a mandatory family meeting for participating youth and their designated adult (North Room)|
|9/24||High School Youth Group starts at 11:30|