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Update as of May 1, 2022:


Youth Group activities for youth in grades 8-12 have concluded for the 2021-22 program year. Youth gatherings are expected to resume in September 2022.   


For the most up-to-date information about programming details for youth, please contact Scott Stewart at scott@eliotchapel.org. All programming details are subject to change at any time due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.


Youth are a treasured part of the Eliot Unitarian Chapel community. Check out Casey Stark’s reflection about his experience in the Youth Group (2016-2020), the Unitarian Universalist opportunities in which he participated, and the impact these experiences had on his life.


Youth Group 2022-23

As of May 1, 2022, youth activities have concluded for the 2021-22 program year.


Youth Group activities will resume in September 2022 for youth in grades 8-12* in 2022-23 (or the homeschool equivalent). For the most up-to-date information about program details and plans for 2022-23, please contact Scott Stewart at scott@eliotchapel.org.


*grade levels subject to change in 2022-23



Youth group experiences often include, but aren’t limited to, many of the following activities. Note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of these traditional activities are currently on hold. More details about plans for 2022-23 will be available in August and September 2022.


  • Engaging in a variety of conversations & exploration activities about spiritual, ethical, and religious topics relevant to high school youth and Unitarian Universalism.
  • Exploring healthy sexuality through occasional activities from the Our Whole Lives curriculum for grades 10-12 and other age-appropriate sexuality education material for high school youth.
  • Exploring a variety of spiritual topics and subjects related to spirituality, social justice, and issues relevant to teens through periodic movies, activities, and discussion.
  • Participation in fellowship and community-building events with other youth and adult leaders.
  • Planning and sharing an annual youth-led worship service with the Eliot community and participating in other worship service experiences during the year.



Unitarian Universalist Youth Leadership

In previous years (2014-2019), a significant number of Eliot youth participated in *leadership experiences with the UU MidAmerica Region and in events sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). These experiences included, but weren't limited to, the following:


*Note that since March 2020, many of these regional and national programs have been placed on hold, canceled, OR transitioned to an online format.


UU Resources for Youth


Unitarian Universalist Association: High School Youth

Check out the UUA website, found here, for information, resources, leadership opportunities, youth group activities, and ways to connect with other UU youth. A wide range of material is available for youth, advisors, staff, and congregations.


Unitarian Universalist Association: Identity-based Resources for Youth

The UUA provides a number of identity-based resources specific to youth as well as educational materials for youth groups on a number of identity-based topics. You can explore those resources here.



For more information about involvement opportunities for youth at Eliot Chapel, please contact Scott Stewart at scott@eliotchapel.org.


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