Teen Programming

We need Mission Trip advisors! Apply today to be one!

What is the Mission Trip? Since the summer of 2004, our church youth group has been participating in an annual seven-day trip to Battle Creek, MI to work for Habitat for Humanity’s “Collegiate Challenge.” Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program that provides opportunities for students from youth groups, high schools and colleges to spend a week working on construction, demolition, restoration, and/or clearing out abandoned homes, in partnership with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

Expectations of Advisors:

  • Participate in 3 years of Mission Trip work.
  • Participate in all planning meetings (approximately 4-5 per year)
  • Implement specific tasks assigned by planning group
  • Assist with youth interviews to determine eligibility for participation
  • Participate as an advisor in fundraising activities related to Mission Trip
  • Get to know the youth in our program before the trip.
  • Assist with driving during trip as needed
  • Act as Youth Advisor during actual trip, providing support and guidance
  • Provide leadership in all activities of the trip, including Habitat work, extracurricular responsibilities, and leisure activities.

Want to be a part of the 2017 YRUU Mission Trip: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge? Application available soon!

Youth Steering Committee

What does it mean to be a teenager in our Unitarian Universalist faith? The youth who come to our congregation are looking for the same things as adults: community, social action, identity, celebration, and spiritual growth. Our UU teens put our faith into action every day by daring to be real, showing acceptance and support,...

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Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.)

We are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.), the nationally renowned program on human sexuality developed in collaboration by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Here at First Church, O.W.L is offered annually to children of church members who are entering Eighth Grade.  Parents are required to participate in an...

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Mission Trip Youth Advisor Wanted

Position Description: A Mission Trip Youth Advisor assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of our Mission Trip in conjunction with the Youth Program Coordinator and other adult advisors. What is the Mission Trip? Since the summer of 2004, our church youth group has been participating in an annual seven day trip to Battle Creek,...

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2018 YRUU Mission Trip: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge

Mission Trip is scheduled for August 6-11, 2018 at Battle Creek, MI* What is “The Mission Trip”? Since the summer of 2004, our church youth group has been participating in an annual trip to work for Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge. Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program that provides opportunities for students from youth...

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2017-2018 YRUU Advisor Application

We're sorry but this application is currently unavailable. If you would like further information on getting involved with our teens please contact Youth Program Coordinator, Deb Solis, at deb.solis[at]uumilwaukee[dot]org

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Gourmet Dessert Auction: Mother’s Day 2016

YRUU Gourmet Dessert Silent Auction: our youth's primary fundraiser for their Habitat for Humanity mission trip to Battle Creek, MI each summer! Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Want to bake something mouth-watering for the May 8 Dessert Auction? Sign up at the RE Table, or contact Youth Program Coordinator Deb...

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Today’s Youth Leading the Way

YRUU GroupWhat does it mean to be a teenager in our Unitarian Universalist faith? The youth who come to our congregation are looking for the same things as adults: community, social action, identity, celebration, and spiritual growth. Our UU teens put our faith into action every day by daring to be real, showing acceptance and support, leading with courage, and acting for justice.

Contact Deb Solis, our Youth Program Coordinator, for more information and to be added to the youth Facebook group!

 

 

Sunday Youth Programs (9:00-10:30a.m.)

Seventh-Eighth Grade Program

Traditional class structure with curriculum that is fun and engaging! Our 7-8th graders explore some of life’s “big questions” together, and engage in deep discussions on social issues ranging from racism and bigotry, to conformity, greed, censorship and more.

Y.R.U.U. Ninth-Twelfth Grade Program

YRUU stands for Young Religious Unitarian Universalists. This program offers a supportive environment in which teens can explore their feelings about themselves, their world and their religion. This group is directed by a Youth Steering Committee, consisting of teens and adults who work with the group to determine the content of each week’s discussion, and extra-curricular programming.  The group also plans and presents an Annual Youth Service for the congregation each spring. Youth age sixteen and over are welcome to join our summer Mission Trip program working for Habitat for Humanity, traditionally held in Battle Creek, MI.

OWL Programming

September—December, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The “Our Whole Lives”curriculum equips participants with accurate and age-appropriate information about six subjects—human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, society, and culture—to present a holistic view of sexuality based firmly on the values of respect, responsibility, justice and inclusivity. OWL programming is available only to children of First Church members. Contact our Youth Program Coordinator for more info.

“We will create a spiritual oasis founded on mutual respect and sincerity, where support and confidentiality continue to form a trusting, united community. This open forum for ideas shall foster growth, happiness, and fun.”

YRUU Covenant

NOTE: Other information you might find interesting is available from UUA and UU Youth Ministry!