Coming of Age
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 2021- 2022 Program Overview is available below including dates of the Sunday Sessions.This year-long program culminates in a special service on Sunday, May 1 when each youth will present a personal credo statement of belief.
Download Program Overview: COA 2021-2022 Schedule
Coming of Age Orientation: Sunday, September 26, 4:00pm
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, Dawn, and Amy. We will review our plans and begin our year together.
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.
Dawn Van Patten…