Youth Groups

A lively, vibrant community

Please register for RE (religious education) programs. Once you’re thinking you’ll continue attending programs at East Shore, usually after three visits, we ask that you register.

Upcoming Gatherings

Gather with Amanda & LeAnne

Gather with Amanda & LeAnne

Wednesday, December 2 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Log on for casual conversation with live hosts from "KESUC"! We talk about family rituals, death cleaning, democracy, and more! Each week, a guest from the congregation joins us to engage our diverse audience and interests.

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Middle School

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

What’s A Typical Sunday Look Like?

Middle Schoolers meet in E-205 for an ongoing program about life skills, using the “Big Life Journal.” This new curriculum program is 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 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

High School

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

We’re on Facebook: for current, active members of high school youth group, request to join our private, group page here.

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.

special events & opportunities

Check back here regularly for special youth group events.

Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association hosts a whole bunch of awesome events and opportunities for high school age youth. Here is a link to their main calendar to stay current with their offerings.

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Kids & Youth Registration 2020-21

Whether your family has been engaged in East Shore for 10 years or 10 seconds, we have something to support you all during COVID-19. Come get plugged into fall programs for children and youth. Register for East Shore’s Children and Youth Religious Education (RE)...

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Kids & Youth Safety

Our faith is about deed, not creed. Please join us in these agreements to create a safer, braver space for our children. Children & Youth Online Covenant We are gathering in community to enjoy, support and learn from one another. Keep it age appropriate. Each...

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Principles of U.U.

Here are the things that we believe. These are the Unitarian Universalist Principles: We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of every person Justice, equity, and compassion...

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