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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.

 

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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.

 
 
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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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