High School Youth Group (HSYG) for 9th-12th graders meets 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. Most in-person activities are suspended temporarily due to COVID-19, but we are still having volunteer-led meetings. To find out more, click here.
For more information about our high school youth groups, please email Tryst Chagnon.
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 Family Ministry Directory, Tryst Chagnon.
- In-Person Sessions for High School Youth and Their Parents: Renewing our Connections After months of youth and parents meeting only virtually, we are excited to host two live sessions on Saturday, September 26, at10:00am, for high school students and their parents (these groups will meet separately). We will reflect on our theme of renewal, check in with each other, and converse in person about how we are managing our isolated lives. Advanced registration is REQUIRED and safety guidelines will be strictly enforced. For details or to register please click HERE. In case of bad weather, we have planned a rain date of Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 pm..
- UUFR Young Adult group is inviting High School teens to join some events this fall. The first of these will be a Group Hike/Walk on Saturday, October 3, from 10 am to 11:30 am. UUFR staff will be in attendance. Masks are required, please stay reasonably distanced from others in the group and when passing other groups. Please RSVP to Elle Penley at [email protected]– include your name and best contact email & phone number. It is a non-strenuous hike/walk. Please follow good safety sense, including skipping this event if you are feeling ill, in contact with someone positive for COVID, or are in contact often with someone who is high-risk for immuno-compromised
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 Sunday mornings 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.
Coming of Age is currently postponed due to COVID-19.
Youth Leadership Program
10th grade youth who have successfully completed our Coming of Age program and 11th and 12th graders are invited to participate in our year-long Youth Leadership program. Our youth leaders serve as Children’s Ministry assistants on Sunday mornings. Contact Director of RE, Tryst Chagnon, for more information.