This Month With Youth

From the Director of Youth Programs, Jill Schwendeman


this-month-with-youth-may-1UU Sophia Lyons Fahs wrote: “We are resolved to protect individual freedom of belief. This freedom must include the child as well as the parent. The freedom for which we stand is not freedom of belief as we please, not freedom to evade responsibility, but freedom to be honest in speech and action, freedom to respect one’s own integrity of thought and feeling, freedom to question, to investigate, to try, to understand life and the universe in which life abounds, freedom to search anywhere and everywhere to find the meaning of Being, freedom to experiment with new ways of living that seem better than the old.”

Her words were read in May when Coming of Age youth lit chalices and shared their beliefs. Each parent placed an honor cord on the shoulders of their son or daughter. They named a gift they have received from their child, and offered their blessing at this tender moment on the threshold of adulthood. We are thankful for you, parents and youth! May freedom deepen your soul, serving UU faith and the greater good.

Religious Education Sunday. Plan to attend worship at 9am June 7th for the closing service of the regular church year. We will celebrate religious education across the lifespan, with recognition for those entering preschool, grade 7, and grade 9. There will be a bridging ceremony for graduates, and other recognitions. Youth currently in grades 7-8 and senior high: Please come to the youth rooms at 8:30 before being seated with your families for the service.

Starting June 14th, the summer schedule begins. Congregational worship and religious education classes for children and teens will be at 10am only. Register now so we can plan well. See below for information on the Dig In summer experiential. Download Dig In Flyer


A summer experiential for youth Sundays, June 14th – Sept. 6th, 10:00-11:00.

  • We…Break. Grow. Cook. Share. Enjoy. Unearth. Protect. Thank. Laugh. Serve.
  • We give and get… An hour a week. Bigger selves. Good food. Great feelings.and.
  • We produce… Homemade bread. Habitat. Knowledge. Shelter meals. Kindness.

Some service hours eligible. Register Online Here

June Calendar

To RSVP & receive weekly updates e-mail

Sun., June 7th
RE Sunday/ Annual Meeting, service 9:00/meeting following. Meet in youth room at 8:30.

Wed., June 10th
Clean Youth Rooms, 6:45-8:00. Youth and parents: Let’s get this done! RSVP to Jill.

Sun., June 14th
Dig In Summer group starts, 10:00 only. Register Online Here

Mon., June 15th
All Youth Families Picnic, 6:00. Celebrate a great year and thank our leaders!