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Youth GroupJunior High Youth Group

“Junior High Youth Group is awesome.  I love the field trips, activities, hanging out with friends, and meeting new friends.  What we talk about makes sense and is very interesting.  I love youth group and cannot wait for Sunday to come.”  ~Colleen Lee

Junior High Youth Group meets most Sundays during the 11:00 am service and is open to 7th and 8th grade youth. The first session of the 2018-19 year is September 9, 2018.  


From September-December, topics and activities related to Unitarian Universalist identity and liberal religious values will also be explored. Occasionally, films from Popcorn Theology, a UU curriculum which uses popular movies to generate dialogue and religious exploration, will be shown.  


Beginning in January 2019, the Our Whole Lives sexuality education program for youth in 7th-9th grade will be offered. You can learn more about Our Whole Lives on the UUA website.  


Note:  Participation in Our Whole Lives is strictly limited to youth who are officially registered and actively participating in the Religious Education program, OR those whose parents are pledging church members.



Every other year, youth explore the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Building Bridges program (formerly Neighboring Faiths), which is part of the Tapestry of Faith curricula series. Building Bridges is designed to strengthen the youth’s awareness and appreciation for a variety of religious and spiritual practices, and the diversity of religious beliefs found throughout the world. You can learn more about Building Bridges on the UUA website.



Ethical SocietyA significant element of Building Bridges is taking field trips to visit other religious institutions. In past years, youth and advisors have visited the following houses of worship as part of Building Bridges, plus many others:


  • Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis
  • The Hindu Temple of St. Louis
  • Central Reform Congregation (Jewish)
  • The St. Louis Ethical Society
  • Mid America Buddhist Association
  • Faith Church


The next anticipated offering of Building Bridges is in 2019-2020.