Coming of Age — Eighth graders and adult mentors pair up for this program, which helps youth reflect on their religious education, assess their own beliefs, and craft a personal spiritual credo. A highlight of the year is when the youth have an opportunity to share their credos with the congregation.
(***PLEASE NOTE COMING OF AGE IS NOT IN SESSION FOR THE 2015-16 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR. CURRENT 7th and 8th GRADERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN OUR WHOLE LIVES.***)
Youth and mentors participate in group service projects, such as this Salute to Military Kids video. It was created in partnership with New Jersey Operation: Military Kids under the guidance of UUCSH member Kelly Dziak.
Coming of Age youth and adult members often enjoy a trip to Boston to see the Unitarian Universalist Association’s historic headquarters at 25 Beacon Street (new offices now located at 24 Farnsworth St.). They also typically visit some of the country’s earliest Unitarian churches and walk part of the Freedom Trail. This photo was taken on the 2011 trip, when participants met with staff in the Ministries and Faith Development staff group.