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Click here or on the picture below to download the current Religious Education brochure.

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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 gathering for the 2019-20 Junior High Youth Group is Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.

 

During the 2019-20 year (September - May), youth will primarily 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 here

 

A 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-St. Louis
 

 

Ethical SocietyIn addition, topics and activities related to UU identity, social justice, and liberal religious values are also explored throughout the year using a variety of curricula sources.  Occasionally, films from Popcorn Theology, a UU curriculum that uses popular movies to generate dialogue and religious exploration, will be shown.  You can learn more about Popcorn Theology here.

 

Every other year, the Our Whole Lives sexuality education program for youth in 7th-8th grade will be offered.  You can learn more about Our Whole Lives here. The next anticipated offering of Our Whole Lives for 7th-8th grade youth is in the winter/spring of the 2020-21 church year.