Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Follow up to Bridging Ceremony 14JUN15

Author Sarah Ahrens, Written Jun 30, 2015

A belated follow-up to the Bridging Ceremony that took place Sunday June 14, 2015, in recognition of UUCSH’s graduating high school senior- Aaron Rosenbaum- and his transition from youth to young adulthood. Congratulations again to Aaron and to your immediate and extended family!

For those who are a bit younger and have a few more years to go before they bridge, the ceremony is an opportunity to imagine where you will be when it comes time for you to bridge.  For those a bit older and a few more years removed from their transition from youth to young adulthood, the ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on where you were at that point in your life, and what other transitions have taken place since then.  It is one of many life transitions we experience, and we can all pause for a moment to consider transitions recently passed or upcoming; what is gained, what is lost, what is different, what is the same, what is new, what is old.

The book Transitions, by William Bridges, is a great read on navigating life transitions.  A few years back, my religious educator cluster used it as a common read.