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
Youth in middle school (6-8th grades) and high school (9-12th grades) are invited to the Youth Group Kickoff outdoor movie night on Saturday, September 14 at 6 pm in United Parish’s Memorial Park. Barbecue mains will be provided - please bring a side or a dessert to share! Rain location is the Parlor. Contact David or Deanna at email@example.com with any questions.
Back to school season means it’s time to register for church school and music programs for children and youth. You can learn more about the different educational for children and youth and musical offerings here. All are welcome!
Registration packets have been mailed. If you didn’t get one or need extra forms, you can pick up a packet before or after worship, or download the forms below. Contact Associate Pastor, Amy Norton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms (email@example.com) or Assistant Music Director, Josaphat Contreras (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration Form (please fill out one per child)
On Sunday, September 8, worship will return to the Sanctuary at 11am as we kick off the 2019-2020 program year. We’ll start the year off with an orientation for the Carolers and Youth Choir, Church School Convocation, the Blessing of the Backpacks, and an all-parish cookout on the front lawn.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Carolers Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Youth Choir Rehearsal (Parlor)
Nursery Open (Room 203)
Church School Convocation (Sanctuary)
Adult Drop-In Bible Study (Deepening Room)
Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room/Sanctuary)
Worship and Blessing of the Backpacks (Sanctuary)
Welcome Back Potluck (Front Lawn; rain location: Willett Hall)
Confirmation Opening Retreat (Parlor)