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.

Upcoming Journey to Adulthood (8th and 9th Grade) Events

January 27, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
February 3, 2019 - 9:00am (Epiphany Term Rehearsal)
February 9, 2019 - 10:00am (Epiphany Term Rehearsal)
February 10, 2019 - 9:00am (Epiphany Term Rehearsal)
February 24, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)

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

Winter Children and Youth Family Retreat
Posted: Dec 12 2018 - 12:07pm

You and your children are invited to register for our annual Winter Retreat at Grotonwood in Groton, MA! The retreat spans from Friday night January 25, through Sunday morning January 27. This year, we will be working on a presentation for our new winter Epiphany Term, which will be a collaboration between the church school and the music ministry to explore the theme of inequality as it affects us.

The weekend will also include fun, food, gym, snow, games, fellowship, and perhaps some quiet time for our wonderful parents!

Prices are $80 per child ages 7-13; $110 for ages 14-adult; children under 6 for free; $325 maximum per family. Meals and lodging are included! Make checks payable to United Parish in Brookline. You must register and pay the church by Sunday, January 20 to guarantee your family’s spot.

Learn more and sign up here.

Contact Associate Pastor, Amy Norton at and Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms at for more information.

Youth Group Christmas Party
Posted: Nov 28 2018 - 9:27am

Youth Group members (J2A and up) are invited to our annual holiday party on December 8 from 6-9 pm off-site. Pizza will be provided. Please bring a drink/side/dessert to share and a gift for our Yankee swap (nothing more than $5 if purchasing). Contact the Church Office at for more details.

Youth Group Apple Picking Outing
Posted: Oct 3 2018 - 11:11am

October's Youth Group event, for students in J2A (9th grade) and up, is apple picking! On Saturday, October 20 we will meet in the church parking lot at 11:15am to carpool to Tougas Family Farm in Northborough, MA. Contact the Church Office at for more information.