All youth in Grades 6, 7
& 8 are invited to participate in our NEW Junior Youth Group. With
the guidance of volunteer advisors, our Youth Group strengthens each
young person’s connection to each other and to our parish. There are
field trips, social justice projects, opportunities to participate
in worship and lots of FUN!
The youth in the "Coming of Age" program
during a weekend retreat at
Cedar Hill Conference Center in Duxbury, MA
The five components of a balanced youth program according to our YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalist) guidelines are:
Worship is an important and sacred part of many youth events. Youth worship tends to be interactive and non -traditional, often taking place in a circle with emphasis on sharing. We will include elements of worship in our bi-weekly meetings and will have a youth lead Sunday service for the entire congregation in the spring.
Community Building begins with socializing, bonding with each other, establishing trust and practicing acceptance. Hanging out is an important part of youth activities and connecting with other YRUU groups at meetings and conferences can be very enriching.
Social Action takes place when we explore ways we can put our beliefs and commitments into positive actions that benefit the community and the world.
Learning is the result of brainstorming areas of interest that deepen our understanding of the complex world we live in.
Leadership Skills are fostered as we learn how to work together, facilitate productive meetings, and reach consensus to ensure that every person's voice is heard.
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