Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Affirmation Sunday for Coming of Age!

Author Sarah Ahrens, Written May 29, 2013

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This Sunday June 2 is a wonderful service and celebration of the yearlong- even lifelong (to this point) journey of the 8th and 9th graders that have been in the Coming of Age program.

Many religious communities have a type of “coming of age” experience- such as confirmation and bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs.  And the Coming of Age process is not over for these 8th and 9th graders- or for any of us- as we continue to wrestle with the grand spiritual questions of human meaning and direction.  As Unitarian Universalists embrace an openness to further revelation from experience and science and ???, our answers may change while remaining grounded in our core Unitarian Universalist values.

I hope you can attend the service this Sunday.  For those who cannot make it, there will be a printed booklet of the youth credo statements.  Peter Hansch has also been doing a great job of getting services recorded for podcasts.

And please consider your own answers to these questions- and what the shared answers of Unitarian Universalism are to these questions…

Who am I? (What is the nature of my being)

How do I know what I know to be the truth?

Who or what is in charge?

What is my purpose in life?

What is the meaning of my death?

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