Coming of Age is an innovative, year-long program for eight graders to reflect on their lives. The primary purpose of this program is to help youth discern for themselves what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist–individually and as part of the larger faith community. This is a bridge program with reflection activities, social justice projects, and rites of passage to assist youth in moving from childhood to young adulthood. The Coming of Age ceremony usually features the youth reading their statements of personal belief (credo statements) to the congregation.

Purpose:

To encourage youth to explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist:

  • To help youth move into the adult role of identifying and acting on personal beliefs and values;
  • To recognize and publicly honor the movement of a youth from childhood to adolescence within the Unitarian Universalist tradition;
  • To integrate our youth into Unitarian Universalism for the continuation of our heritage;
  • To provide parents with support and opportunity to help in their children’s faith development;
  • To provide adults in our congregation the opportunity to explore their own values and put them into practice by being instrumental in the development of our youth.For more information click below for the program brochure.

Please contact the DRE or administrator to learn when Coming of Age will be offered.