The youth program is a spiritual community for 6th-12th graders. Programs are designed to encourage self-discovery, healthy relationships, global awareness, service and spirituality. Activities include overnights, art, games, discussions, service projects, and involvement in the life of the church. All youth are welcome regardless of their relationship to the church.
From September through May, junior high youth meet from 5-6:30 pm and senior high youth meet from 6-8pm for games, service, learning, discussion, and meaningful connection.
Youth can choose to go deeper in three areas: Service, Discussion & Current Events, and Board Games. Small groups meet in lieu of Youth Fellowship four times per year.
This class prepares 8th and 9th graders to decide to become full members of the church. We offer confirmation every other year. The next class will be offered during the 2020-21 program year.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Our Whole Lives (OWL), is a comprehensive, faith-based sexuality education curriculum designed by the Unitarian Universalists and the United Church of Christ. This program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips them with accurate, age appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior and health, and society and culture. We currently offer a 5th-6th grade program and a 10th-12th grade program every other year. The next OWL programs will be offered during the 2020-21 program year.
The Senior High youth participate in a Mission Trip each year focused on service learning, justice education, and faith development. In 2019 the group traveled to Houston, TX. Read about the group’s recent Texas experience! The 2020 Mission Trip will be the week of June 14-20.
The Junior High youth serve and learn locally each year in a half-week Justice Camp. The group selects a topic, volunteering at related organizations in the morning and going deeper in their learning in the afternoon. The 2020 Justice Camp will be July 15-18.