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First UU is a great place for middle and high school youth 

We have a large and active group of teens and middle schoolers who are enthusiastic about Sunday mornings. 

  • Learning about racial justice in our 6th and 7th Grade class at 11am. 
  •  Finding out about sexuality- OWL or Our Whole Lives. One group for 8th graders and another for grades 10-12.
  • Connect with other high school youth around meaningful music - High School Covenant Group.
  • Rites of Passage Program for 9th Graders - Coming Of Age

 

Other Great First UU Experiences

Youth Groups – Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 12:30pm for lunch, hanging out, fun, social justice projects and service to the congregation. They frequently travel to swim, bowl or to an entertainment event. The groups usually lunch together and then divide into senior high and middle school groups. Sign up using the youth/teen registration form.

Youth CONferences - Three or four conferences are offered each year that gather about 100 youth from around the district at a congregation for a weekend of being UU in a place where it's safe. Our youth so often are the only UU at their school. They often feel pressured to hide their true selves to get along. For many these gatherings are essential. Join the FaceBook group to keep up with the community and the CONs - OMD YAC.

Worship – Though most teens prefer Religious Exploration, on Sunday mornings it is not unusual to see teenagers in the worship service – in the pews, in the choir or playing an instrument. You can find out more about our choirs on the Music Page. Training as a Worship Coordinator is open to teenagers. Indicate your interest in these options when you register for Religious Explorati

Summer Justice Week - High School teens meet for a week to learn about current justice issues.