UUFR’s Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) for 6th-8th graders and High School Youth Group (HSYG) for 9th-12th graders meet for social activities and social action work and participate in local and regional retreats and conferences. Information about these programs is sent to parents of registered youth group teen by email. HSYG students and their families also communicate about events through their Facebook group.
For more information about our middle school land high school youth groups, please email the Fellowship’s Youth Group Coordinator, Kathryn Kevin.
If you are interested in serving as a youth group advisor, youth group coordinator, or helping to plan youth group event or conference (CON), please email the Fellowship’s Lifespan Faith Formation Director, Tryst Chagnon.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age is a program through which the Fellowship fosters the transition of its children into youth. The program is open to 9th graders who meet together every other Sunday morning and on the third Wednesday evening of each month from September through May. Advance registration and year-long participation are required.
Youth participants in the program develop a greater sense of what they believe through discussion, conversations with adult mentors who are members of the congregation, participating in group meetings, retreats and workshops, and taking an optional trip to Boston to learn more about our Unitarian Universalist history. At the end of the year, Coming of Age graduates are invited to sign the membership book to formally join our congregation, and lead a worship service to share their credos, the personal faith statements they have developed over the course of the year.
Contact the Fellowship’s Assistant Minister, Rev. Sasha Ostrom, for more information or to volunteer as a Coming of Age coordinator, facilitator, or mentor.
Teen Leadership Program
High school aged youth are invited to participate in our year-long Teen Leadership program in which they serve as assistants in a Sunday school class for younger children. Participants must file an application for the program and attend monthly meetings. Contact the Fellowship’s Lifespan Faith Formation Director, Tryst Chagnon, for more information.