Coming of Age: Grade 9

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. This yearlong program includes three overnight retreats and culminates in a special service on Sunday, May 6 when each youth will present a personal credo statement of belief.

This year Coming of Age is co-led by our Minister of Religious Education, Rev. Amy Freedman and Rev. Dr. Ken Reeves, who is a UU minister, therapist, and member of First Parish in Concord. Each Coming of Age participant will also be matched with a personal mentor.

Please contact Amy if you have any questions:

Printable Calendar: COA 2017-18

2017-2018 Calendar

Sunday, September 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Coming of Age Orientation– Parents attend

Saturday, September 23, 8:30am –Sunday, September 24, 12:30pm
Fall RetreatCamp Takodah, NH, Team building & ropes course (overnight)

Sunday, October 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Who am I? – Bring an object or photo of an object that holds special meaning to you.

Sunday, October 15, 6:00-8:00pm
Who is my mentor? – Our first session with personal mentors.

Sunday, October 29, 6:00-8:00pm
Where have you been on your journey?

Sunday, November 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Climbing the Family Tree – Parents attend

Friday, November 10, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Boston UU Heritage Tour with Revs. Howard Dana and Amy Freedman

Sunday, November 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Our Unitarian Universalist Story– Mentors attend

Sunday, December 3, 6:00-8:00pm
Justice: I am a person who stand up for…

Friday, December 15, 5pm-Saturday, December 16, 5pm
Social Action Retreat, CityReach Boston (overnight)

Sunday, January 7, 6:00-8:00pm
My Spiritual Autobiography- Mentors attend

Friday, January 19, 7pm – Saturday, January 20, 7pm
Spiritual Retreat – First Parish Concord (overnight) and Walden Pond

Sunday, February 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Mask Making- Mentors attend

Sunday, February 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Reverse Mask- Mentors attend

Sunday, March 4, 6:00-8:00pm
Spirituality and Worship

Sunday, March 25, 6:00-8:00pm
Credo Workshop- Mentors attend

Sunday, April 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Worship Service Planning

Sunday, April 29, 6:00-8:00pm
Finalizing Worship Service- Mentors attend

Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-1:00pm, Sanctuary
Service Rehearsal

Sunday, May 6, 10:00am
Coming of Age Service and Reception

Sunday, May 6, 10:00am
Coming of Age Celebration!