Journey to Adulthood (8th & 9th Grade)

The Journey to Adulthood (J2A) class helps young people continue their spiritual journey by teaching students independent thinking and how to formulate and answer questions about God and their faith. J2A emphasizes the development of seven skills: listening, assertion, negotiation, research, information management, partnership, and leadership. During the second year of this program, students complete a confirmation curriculum that teaches what it means to become a member of this church and the church universal. In the spring, students may choose to join the United Parish in a special confirmation service. J2A culminates with a special week-long pilgrimage where students explore their spirituality in a destination that they choose together.

Latest Journey to Adulthood (8th and 9th Grade) News

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Posted: Jun 1 2018 - 5:26pm

On Sunday, June 10 there will be a breakfast honoring all of the church school teachers at 9:45am in Memorial Park (weather permitting; rain location is Parlor). All church school students, parents and teachers are invited. This is the last time church school will meet until September. For more information, contact cydeepening@upbrookline.org.

Youth Participation in City Reach
Posted: May 3 2018 - 3:50pm

On Friday, May 11-Saturday, May 12, youth from United Parish will participate in common cathedral’s overnight outreach program, CityReach, which allows youth to learn about homelessness. During the program, the youth will join CityReach staff in street ministry and offer hospitality, food and clothing. This is followed by times of sharing and reflection. For more information, contact Amy Norton at amy@upbrookline.org.

Clothing drive for common cathedral
Posted: Apr 13 2018 - 11:11am

In early May, our J2A, Confirmation, and YAC students will participate in the CityReach program through common cathedral to learn about homelessness firsthand from the people who have experienced it. common cathedral has requested items to give to their congregation. Donations of any of the following can be dropped off in the Church Office by Thursday, May 10:

  • rugged and durable men's clothing (sizes XL-XXXL especially)
  • hoodies
  • jeans
  • sweatpants
  • waterproof boots
  • comfortable shoes
  • hats
  • waterproof gloves
  • belts
  • NEW white socks
  • NEW underwear
  • backpacks
  • tote bags
  • fanny packs
  • small suitcases with wheels
  • sleeping bags
  • travel size toiletries
  • toothbrushes
  • tampons
  • disposable razors

Thank you for your help! Contact office@upbrookline.org for more information.