Coming of Age (COA)
A program for 8th through 10th grades
The Coming of Age Program provides youth with the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist for themselves, their families and for others. This is a time to reflect on what it is you believe:
- What is sacred to you?
- Do you believe in God?
- Is prayer helpful?
- What gives you comfort in times of stress?
- Can this faith help you?
We recognize that beliefs can change–but this program allows youth to consider and articulate what it is they believe. This program culminates in a recognition ceremony honoring our teens as they enter youth hood.
COA will be offered this year. Details are below:
Coming Of Age Launch
The COA program will be launched in worship service Sunday, Oct. 6. A ceremony is planned involving parents, mentors, facilitators, youth, and the whole congregation. That evening will be a dinner for youth, mentors, and leaders at the Fellowship Building.
The first COA class for our 12 youths is Sunday, Sept. 22, during service, in the Fellowship Building. David Kendall and Tom Daniells are facilitators. All mentors have orientation, Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to noon.
Youth will meet generally every 1st and 3rd Sunday, 10- 11:15 a.m., with the 1st of the month’s class continuing with mentors until 1 p.m. Also, plan on the first Camp Green Eyrie retreat to be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 27, to noon.