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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.
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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. 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, each about once a month, during the year.
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
Special Events & Opportunities
Check back here regularly for special youth group events.
Regional U.U. Youth Conferences:
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.
PNWD Spring Con 2019 April 5-7, 2019 at Camp Cispus in Randle, WA
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Email: email@example.com
Sponsor: Pacific Western Region of the UUA
Join high school youth (ages 14-18) and their adult sponsors (25+) from all over the Pacific Northwest for a weekend of fellowship, learning, and spiritual rejuvenation.
Camp Cispus, 2142 Cispus Rd., Randle, WA 98377
- $100 through March 3, 2019
- $120 March 4 – March 24, 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 24th will be the final day for registration. No exceptions. Any unaccompanied registrations will be canceled and refunded; congregations are responsible for registering 1 adult for every 7 youth.
Participants have to have had the Con Talk with their DRE or Sponsor before registering.
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.
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.