High school youth (grades 9-12) are a treasured part of the Eliot Unitarian Chapel community. Check out Casey Stark’s reflection about his experience in the Senior High Youth Group (2016-2020), the Unitarian Universalist opportunities in which he participated, and the impact these experiences had on his life.


Youth group experiences include, but aren’t limited to, many of the following activities, which seek to incorporate the components of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 6 Pillars of Balanced Youth Ministry and the pillars of involvement lifted up in the UUA's Web of Youth Ministry.


  • 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 and discussion.
  • Participation in overnight lock-ins at the church and attending regional youth events and leadership opportunities with other UU youth in the UU MidAmerica Region. Click to hear about the CON experiences as shared by Katie Campbell (class of 2014) and insights and reflection from Hannah Biggs (class of 2016).
  • Planning and sharing an annual youth-led worship service with the Eliot community and participating in other worship service experiences during the year.
Last Published: July 10, 2020 1:11 AM