Coming of Age is an important program in the lives of our teens. As Unitarian Universalists, we are challenged to search for our own truth and meaning – our faith encourages us to engage in a lifelong search to form our own beliefs. But for very young children this can be a challenge.
The Coming of Age year is a time when youth learn more about themselves, their faith and how to make decisions that reflect what they believe. It is a time when they test their knowledge of Unitarian Universalism and begin the lifelong process of building a personal faith and a life practicing that faith.
The COA program provides young teens with an opportunity to explore issues of faith by delving into some of life’s “big questions”. They will also learn how to live those beliefs as members of a church community. We see this as way to launch a lifelong spiritual search journey.
Open to youth between the ages of 13 and 15, Coming of Age is a year-long program with classes will be forming in the fall of 2016.