Did you know we have a high school youth newsletter? Sign up here!
2018-2019: September 23-May 19
fill out paper registration at East Shore!
Sunday Morning Programming:
9 a.m. High school youth options
Join us in Spring Hall for a multi-age program: Principles through Practice and Play.
Learn to work with children of all ages, and have the opportunity to share your passion and talents with other U.U. kids!
You’re also invited to join adults in the Sanctuary for 9 a.m. worship.
Want to connect with other volunteer opportunities, like media production, coffee service, or flowers? Email Amanda to find out how!
11 a.m. High school Youth Group
Meet in E-207. We meet each week to build community and explore spirituality for an hour together.
We’re on Facebook: for current, active members of high school youth group, request to join our private, group page here.
Not on Facebook? Make sure you sign up for our newsletter or let us know how YOU prefer to receive updates about our programming.
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. 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. We want youth group to be a safer space, where youth practice vulnerability, trust, friendship, and support. Together, the youth grow deeper in relationship with one another, and inspire each other to be whole, confident, and curious human beings.
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 once a month during the Religious Education church year: September through May.
Special Events & Opportunities for East Shore high schoolers, ages 14-18:
Check back here regularly for special youth group events.
Volunteer with ACE Media Team at East Shore!
Over the age of 15 and want to join our sound and media production team?
Earn community service hours and learn about about sound and media production. Volunteer with ACE media team at East Shore.
Anyone over the age of 15 is encouraged to volunteer! Find us on Sunday morning in the balcony, or email Ralph Lutz
or Lee Winstrom.
Fall Regional U.U. Youth Conference:
October 26-28, 2018 Camp Cispus in Randle, WA
Spring Regional U.U. Youth Conference:
April 5-7, 2019 at Camp Cispus in Randle, WA
What’s a “con” anyway? A youth conference or “con”, is a weekend long retreat planned and run as a collaboration between high school youth and supporting adults. The theme of each con informs worship, small group ministry and workshops. Youth covenant to uphold their standards; a chance for them to live within UU community as they design it. They may be held at a camp or a church and range from 60-200 people, with a youth to adult ratio no higher than 8:1. Radically Inclusive, Spiritually Deep, and Religiously Contagious.
Youth at General Assembly:
This year, the national conference of Unitarian Universalists, called General Assembly, is convening in Spokane, Washington!
We want to send our youth to G.A.! Start planning here, and save the dates now! Financial aid, registration, and housing reservations will be available March 1.
PNWD Leadership Development Con
From Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018, join other regional U.U. youth and youth advisors to dig in deep! Want to develop your leadership skills? Want to know more about U.U. worship, faith, and your unique skills? Then this event is for you!
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Who’s organizing this? Pacific Western Region of the UUA
Please get in touch with our Religious Education staff to learn more about how your youth can connect with our programs, and how we can support your family!
The Youth Group activities are planned and implemented by the youth and adult leaders with the guidance of our Youth Programs Coordinator. Amanda Uluhan is our Youth Programs Coordinator, and may be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Aisha Hauser, Director of Lifelong Learning, at any time: email@example.com