Grade 9 – Ages 14-15*
The Quest-Coming of Age program at UUCC is our introduction to the high school youth program and a wonderful rite of passage for our 9th graders – one that is missing in most other areas of our lives.
Quest guides our young people to better articulate their own beliefs and values and to better understand our Unitarian Universalist faith. Participation in Quest leads young people to recognize their own growth and change, affirming their individual identities. This very special year includes a religious heritage trip to Boston and ends with an important milestone ceremony in which the group is honored by the congregation.
Quest class meets from 5-7 PM most Sundays, with a few exceptions. On most 1st Sundays, all high school youth attend worship with their families, or one another. At these 1st Sunday services, our youth are invited to participate in the service in a multitude of ways: lighting the chalice, playing special music, even interning with our amazing sound crew. After the 11am service, all youth are encouraged to hang out and eat lunch with your youth director and one of our ministers, who will lead small group discussions on a variety of teen-chosen topics.
Participating in circus school, FUNdraising through wreath, poinsettia and baked goods sales, working with our amazing adult mentors during group mentoring sessions, participating in the Warm Welcome Shelter and Rebuilding Together, working with teen and adult Credo mentors, and socializing with YRUU round out the year.
Parents are responsible for bringing snacks on a rotating basis, helping with the Halloween Party and Wreath Sales, and making sure their own particular Quester gets to class every week. Here’s the link to our schedule:
Questions? Comments? Ideas? Always feel free to contact Jen Raffensperger, Youth Director.
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