Junior Youth

Sixth-Eighth Grade Youth

Sixth and Seventh Grade - World Religions

This is a world religions program intended to deepen youth's understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search. Read more.

Typically meet during the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings

Eighth Grade - Coming of Age

Our Coming of Age Program will be offered for 8th grade students, a wonderful rite of passage opportunity. At this age, our youth are in one of the most formative and pivotal times of their lives. Part of the work of Coming of Age is claiming the kind of person you want to be. As UUs, we believe that each and every one of us has a piece of the truth and the COA curriculum helps our youth articulate the beliefs they hold most dear. The COA program is a significant commitment of time and energy, but is one of the most memorable and often life changing experiences offered through our RE program.

Special Programming

Sparks and Purple Flames

Sparks is for 5th-6th graders

Purple flames is for 7th-8th graders

Both offerings are social groups which meets on first Fridays most months for fun and engaging activities. The groups participate in activities like a bowling night, mini-golf, a game night at the church, ice cream social, etc. The intention is to offer participants a chance to socialize and get to know one another better outside of our Sunday morning programming. Registration​ is required.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Used across the country in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ churches, this lifespan sexuality education curriculum is based on four primary goals:

  1. To provide accurate, developmentally appropriate information
  2. To increase self-esteem and understand relationships with and responsibilities toward others
  3. To develop interpersonal skills, including communication, decision-making and problem-solving
  4. To teach responsibility for personal health and safety

Five levels of curricular materials are available, geared to grades K-1, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and adults. Currently, our RE program offers the following three classes: 5th grade, 7th grade and 10th-11th grade (biannually). Advanced registration is required, and parents are required to attend a parent meeting.

All classrooms in the Religious Education program are supported by safe-congregation screened adults, trained in our teaching program, and guided by the Director of Religious Education and the ministers at South Church. For more information about our program, contact Kirsten Hunter, Director of Religious Education at Kirsten@southchurch-uu.org or 603.436.4762 ext. 3