Youth Group: Exploring Faith, Feelings, and Issues of the Modern World
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9th-12th Grade Youth Group, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)
YRUU takes the spiritual lives of our youth seriously by offering them ways to deepen and explore spiritual practice, to do informed service and social justice action projects together, to develop their leadership skills, and to create bonds that will last a lifetime.
Each week, youth, advisers and Deb Solis, our youth coordinator will gather to create a safe space for our youth to connect and plan . Youth group will meet every Thursday evening; however, each week of the month will have a distinct focus.
Week 1: UU Wellspring Youth
Week 2: Soul Matters: Exploring Monthly Themes
Week 3: Time to socialize with fun, games & in-person gathering when possible.
Week 4: Exploring Youth Topics (i.e., Consent, Anti-Racism, Suicide, LGBTQI Issues, Money)
Week 5: Expanding on themes with Soul Matters.
UU Wellspring for Youth
Youth yearn to explore what is important in life. UU Wellspring for Youth offers a time to connect with their peers, explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist and how their faith can sustain them.
UU Wellspring for Youth is a chance for youth to ask and reflect on the big questions in life and reflect on what is deeply important to them while learning about the six sources of Unitarian Universalism. Wellspring Youth will participate in a variety of spiritual practices each session, exploring spiritual resources that can sustain them for the rest of their lives.
UU Wellspring Youth will meet eight times online, on the first Thursday of every month starting in October beginning on Thursday, October 7 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. We ask that the Youth commit to participating to the entire 8 sessions, as this program builds on each session and the connections made within the group.
This program will be facilitated by Deb Solis and our youth advisors.
Our eight once a month sessions topics include:
- Introduction Session
- Direct Experience
- Prophetic People
- Jewish and Christian Teachings
- World Religions
- Humanist Teachings
- Earth-Centered Spirituality
- Closing Session
Families Together: All Ages RE, Sundays, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
During this family ministry time, we will explore our faith and the church’s monthly themes, and connect with other families in the church community. Kimberlee will guide these interactive sessions, offering ministry and sharing ways for families to build religious education into their home life.
Each week, we will invite families and church members to participate as featured guests, by lighting the chalice, sharing a story from their life, or leading a song, game, or activity. We know that families are children’s primary religious educators, and that faith formation is grounded in the home; Families Together will offer a medley of ways for families to enrich their daily lives and stay centered in their values.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator
414-273-5257 x 204