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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands

FLASH Youth Group

FLASH (Future Leaders at Somerset Hills)
FLASH offers UUCSH teens an opportunity to gather and support each other in spiritual and personal growth — while having fun and doing service projects for the larger community. Teens who are visiting UUCSH or are interested in doing so are welcome to connect with us.

Our teen youth group is called FLASH, which is short for Future Leaders at Somerset Hills. FLASH participants enjoy a range of experiences that build a sense of belonging and meaning and which presents a challenge to lead change in their community.
With the help of three adult advisors, FLASH members grow and mature in their faith, becoming owners of their life’s ministries.

FLASH meets during Sunday services and at other times depending on the event and participants’ interests.  Youth also have opportunities to participate in worship services and other congregational activities, such as our annual Food Booth at the county 4-H Fair.
FLASH builds relationships among youth, between youth and adults, and the wider UU community.

Youth “Cons” (conferences) are regional and national gatherings of UU teens. Our teens have becoming increasingly active in these events.

FLASH welcomes teens! No registration or long-term commitment required. To find out when we’re meeting next, email us via our Director of Lifespan Religious Education.

Important Links for Youth Ministry-related information

For UUCSH-related FLASH Youth group happenings, connect via the FLASH facebook group.

For Metro New York and Central East Region youth ministry event dates and info, check out this page.  And this page of Metro New York district website.

And the Unitarian Universalist Association has a collection of resources here.

Please periodically check the calendar pages of these websites and/or sign up to receive event updates, add calendar to your own calendar system to stay up to date with youth ministry-related happenings!

Young Adults
The UUCSH does not currently host a Young Adult group, but if sufficient interest exists, we can start one. In the meantime, feel free to check out Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.