Teenage UUCPAers’ 8th- or 9th-grade year is one of Coming of Age, a months-long program in which they learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs. During that time, they have met with mentors in the congregation, discussed big questions with each other … read more.
Topic: Youth Led
Like many religious traditions, we recognize the early teen years as a time when people grow into being able to decide their spiritual paths for themselves. As today’s leaders have met with each other, their teachers Aarav Billore and the Rev. Dan Harper, and their … read more.
Once a year, the high-school-age members of UUCPA lead a service and always have great insights into the world around us. Today they offer leadership on ways to manage during trying times.
The service led by the Senior High Youth Group of UUCPA is a highlight of the year. Don’t miss it!
Music: Veronika Agranov Dafoe, piano
As young people at UUCPA come of age, they spend several months together in reflection on the questions adult UUs grapple with, meet with mentors from the congregation, and articulate their own beliefs in a credo project. They will share their credos and lead the service today. Music: Yuri Liberzon, classical guitar
Members of the Senior High Youth Group will present their thoughts about the relationship between the arts, especially music, and spirituality. Their thoughts about arts and spirituality will be presented through spoken word, poems, and music. Music: Gwen Halterman, harp
As young people at UUCPA come of age, they spend several months together in reflection on the questions adult UUs grapple with, meet with mentors from the congregation, and articulate their own beliefs in a credo project. They will share their credos and lead the service today. Music: Karen Vandyke, flute
The senior-high-aged youth of UUCPA lead today’s service with passion and honesty, as they share about being a teenager in today’s world. Music: Lisa diTiberio and Yuri Liberzon, flute and guitar
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During the annual Coming of Age service, teens in the Coming of Age program deliver their “credos,” or statements of religious identity. This year’s service will include readings from Douglas Adams and J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as thoughtful credos on the role of thinking in religious identity. Music: Clark Akatiff’s Bluegrass/American Group
Members of the Senior High Youth Group will talk about misconceptions about teenagers, the reality of teen lives today, and how to rise above misconceptions.
Music: Tyler Kochel, trumpet