Coming of Age Program
Our Coming of Age program is designed for young people who are moving through that “in-between” stage, from adolescence and towards adulthood. At this stage, youth are thinking more about those big life questions, and forming an identity and faith. What a powerful time to help them understand what Unitarian Universalism is all about!
Our Coming of Age (CoA) program is a year-long program for eighth and ninth graders that focuses on Community Building, Unitarian Universalist Beliefs, Spirituality, Theology, and Justice. It culminates in each student writing their own credo (or belief) statement which they present to the congregation during a Service of Affirmation at the end of the year. Coming of Age students work with a mentor from the congregation, as well as their class facilitators, and complete a Social Action project during the year.
The ultimate goal of the Coming of Age program is to encourage youth to look inward for a clearer understanding of their personal faith and guide them to express that faith outward into the world.
Required for participation: Regular attendance & guardian participation in one orientation session.