Middle and High School youth wonder about questions like:
Who am I?
What do I do next?
What do I have to offer the world?
What does Unitarian Universalism (UU) mean to me?
The journey includes a spiritual search for meaning and purpose in life. Our youth programs are designed to nurture the awakening of young persons' hearts and minds as they explore these questions within our UU faith.
Sunday School classes, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Middle Time)
Classes run during Middle Time, enabling youth to worship with their families and friends or be part of the worship services at 9:00 a.m or 11:15 a.m.
About once a month, you'll have an opportunity to worship with other children and youth during the 1st or 2nd service. Sunday School will be held as normal, during middle time, on these Sundays.
Several times throughout the year, you'll join the rest of the congregation for an entire multigenerational worship service. These services include our Ingathering Water Ceremony, Flower Communion, and, of course, the Holiday Pageant.
Senior High Service
Once a year, the 9th-12th graders design, rehearse, and conduct the Sunday morning worship service for the entire congregation (including a “First Fifteen” for the younger children). It is one of the most heavily attended services of the year.
Register & Volunteer
After your second visit, please register for class. Also, encourage adults in your family to volunteer to help, since the success of our faith formation program relies on them!
Sunday School Program Themes
7th - 8th: Coming of Age - This special program offers our young people an opportunity to explore the big questions "Who am I?" and "What does it mean to me to be a UU?" while they build community with one another, deepen connections with the adults of the congregation, and engage in social action projects. It culminates in a Credo Project, in which youth present a statement or artwork which illustrates what is "true to their hearts." This class is also planning for a "UU Heritage Trip" to Boston over MCPS Spring Break, April 17-22nd, 2019.
9th - 12th: Going Deeper - Senior High youth will explore the aspects of our "web of youth ministry" through interactive activities, discussion, TED talks, and service projects.
Contact our Director of Religious Education, Carla Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-762-7666 x 3 to learn more.
The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) is a support network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning teens and their allies—known to us as rainbow teens. RYA is a safe place where you can:
Learn and ask questions
Speak your mind—and have others listen
Find mutual respect and support
Although the program is sponsored by UUCR, any teen in Montgomery County and the DC metro area can attend, and there is no religious component to RYA. For more info, visit the RYA website. If you'd like to make a donation to support the work of RYA, you may do so here.
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