Youth Groups

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Middle School Youth Group Programs: Ages 11-14, Grades 6-8

Sunday Morning Programs

Winter/Spring 2020 Ages 10-14 (grades 5-8) meet in E-205 for an ongoing program about life skills, using the “Big Life Journal.” Introducing a new curriculum program that will be led by two volunteer RE parents. Much of the focus will be on how to work through challenges and build self esteem, especially in communities of peers.

Middle School Youth Conference

The Annual Middle school conference, or “con” is open to all 6th, 7th, or 8th grade youth active in a UU congregation. It is held on Vashon Island, at Camp Sealth.  There’s a ton of fun camp-like activities as well as lots of UU activities about our values and faith. Arrival is early evening on Friday, and it ends about 2 PM on Sunday.

High School Youth Group: Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12

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What’s high school youth group all about?

East Shore Youth Group is a lively, vibrant community of teens, ages 14 to 18 years old, who enjoy sharing life’s many experiences with each other. Youth Group provides meaningful events in a warm, nurturing environment for all who wish to participate. Youth grow their relationships to them selves, to each other, and to the church community. Youth inspire each other to be whole, confident, and curious human beings. The overall program follows the guidelines set forth by the national Unitarian Universalist Association to provide youth with experiences and opportunities in the following categories: worship, learning, community building, social action, leadership and youth-adult relations.

What does a typical Sunday look like?

We gather together, light a chalice, share a song and inspirational reading. We follow that up with a highs and lows check-in for the week. UU youth groups are a safer space, where youth practice vulnerability, trust, friendship, non-judgement, and support.

Following check-in, we use the Tapestry of Faith curriculum, selected by the youth group at the beginning and middle of the year, to dive deeper into the questions they’re curious about. Some years, that means looking into difficult topics, learning about other religions, or practicing Unitarian Universalist traditions.

We also have service projects and social events, each about  once a month, during the year.

In July 2020, Unitarian Universalist teens from the US and Canada will journey to Transylvania (a region in what is now Romania) to participate in a Transylvanian youth camp. For Transylvanian Unitarian teens, this youth camp is their key religious and community experience for the year, like Cons in the US and Canada.

More information can be found on the UUPC website here.