9th graders will have the opportunity to delve deeper into what they believe and complete Credo Statements and Gratitude Statements during special sessions designated during the year. The Credo statements will be presented at the Youth Service (May 7, 2016).
- Coming of Age (CoA) youth reflect upon: what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, their spirituality and values, and how they will be involved in the greater community. It is important to note that UU’s continue to question. It is best if your youth is committed to all of the sessions to fully get meaning from the process. Please CONFIRM your 9th grader will be a part of this by RSVP to Cal Wacker, Youth Program Director.
After the Youth Service, there will be a parent-organized luncheon and at a Gratitude Ceremony where 9th graders share their Gratitude Statements with their families (parents have an opportunity to share as well). This is a good day to invite extended family to witness the occasion and to set aside as a family day!
- Facilitator for the luncheon -Each year a parent facilitator orders food and keep track of who is attending, organize set up & clean up – please contact Mary Collins, Director of Lifespan Faith Development.
- After taking part in CoA the youth may decide to join our congregation as a voting member in their own right – at age 14 according to our by-laws. Contact David Vita, Director of Social Justice/Director of Membership.
“The Youth Program at the Unitarian Church in Westport is meant to be a ‘Rite of Passage’ Program, stretching unbroken from the beginning of Coming of Age until the completion of Bridging in Senior year of High School” ~ Cal Wacker, Youth Program Director
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