Coming of Age: Grade 9

Fall Retreat at Camp Takodah, 2018

Coming of Age in Unitarian Universalism is an important step on the path to adulthood. While exploring life’s big questions, each participant learns more about themselves, experiences a supportive community, and articulates a personal value system. Even though most of our meetings will be online this year, we are planning engaging ways to connect, reflect, and have fun together. Each participant will also have a personal mentor selected with their input later in the program.

Coming of Age meets every other week mostly on Sunday afternoons: 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. The 2020- 2021 Program Overview is available below including dates of the Sunday Sessions.This year-long program culminates in a special service on Sunday, May 2 when each youth will present a personal credo statement of belief.

Download Program Overview: COA 2020-2021 Sessions

Coming of Age Orientation: Sunday, September 13, 4:00-5:15 p.m.

9th graders and their parents or guardians are invited to a special Zoom gathering to begin our Coming of Age journey. The Orientation will be led by Kristin, Jim, and Amy. We will review our plans and share a ritual to begin our year together.

Please contact Rev. Amy Freedman to register: afreedman@firstparish.org

Kristin Moore
COA Co-Leader

Jim Tull
COA Co-Leader

Kristin Moore has been a member of First Parish for over 15 years. Her interests in deepening and grounding her life have led her to seek and incorporate many spiritual practices. She first experienced COA as a parent, then a mentor and began co-leading the program in 2018. In addition to COA, she sings in the choir and helps organize the annual Holiday Craft Workshop. She works at MathWorks as a program manager for software development. She lives in Concord with her husband, Eric, daughter Ava, and her dog, Sonja.

Jim Tull joined First Parish in 2009, and has enjoyed seeing how his two sons benefited from COA. Professionally he teaches and consults on negotiation, communication, and dispute resolution as a Partner for CMPartners.  In that position he has consulted and trained in over 75 countries, helping non-profits, governments and corporations to deepen their understanding and heighten their effectiveness in the face of conflict.  He lives in Concord with his wife Anna and sons Ben and Sam.

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