Rite 13 (6th & 7th Grade)
Rite-13 guides late elementary and middle school students through a celebration of their “coming of age” and what that means to them and to their faith. This two-year program culminates in a celebratory meal with family and friends and special recognition during worship.
The Rite-13 celebration marks a transition point in the lives of the youth at United Parish. Most of these kids are about to enter high school. They are on the brink of exploring who they are in the world and how to make decisions as an individual. They have spent two years learning about themselves as individuals and understanding their creative potential, while exploring Biblical stories of God and God's people. The Rite-13 Celebration is the community expression of this and serves as a rite of passage from childhood towards adulthood.
Latest Rite 13 (6th-7th Grade) News
Save the Date: Saturday Children and Youth Vacation Bible School 2018. United Parish would like to announce a Children and Youth Vacation Bible School on Saturday, March 10 from 11am–1pm for all children and youth ages 4-18. The one-day VBS will include fun and energizing music, a short bible lesson, and a Bible verse related craft and science experiment. Participants will be grouped by age and each child/youth is encouraged to invite a friend, neighbor, classmate, etc. Snacks will be provided. Volunteers are welcome! For additional information, please contact Chanin at email@example.com.
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Our Church School is seeking engaging people to help lead our children and youth classes for our 2017-2018 year. Our Church School teachers work together on a teaching team and volunteer 1 hour of their time 2 Sundays a month. If you are interested in becoming a teacher or want to learn more about teaching, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org/
Rite 13 guides late elementary and middle school students through a celebration of their “coming of age” and what that means to them and to their faith. This two-year program culminates in a celebratory meal with family and friends and special recognition during worship.
There will be a special dinner on Saturday, May 13, for students, and their families and teachers, where they will receive their own personal "Book of Wisdom" which includes letters and notes and wisdom gathering from their families, friends, and United Parish members.
On Sunday, May 14, the Rite 13 teachers and students will assist in leading worship, and there will be a special blessing of them as they reach this important spirtual point in their lives.