Junior Youth

Junior Youth (Seventh-Eighth grade)

Sunday Morning Class: Building Bridges

Typically meet at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings

Special programming for Junior Youth: Purple Flames

Is a social group which meets on first Fridays most months for fun and engaging activities. The group participates 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. In 2015-16, our RE program offers the following three classes: 5th grade, 7th-8th grade and 10th-12th grades. Advanced registration is required, and parents are required to attend a parent meeting.

Coming of Age

In the fall of 2016, 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.

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