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
Latest Journey to Adulthood (8th and 9th Grade) News
This winter and spring United Parish will offer the lifespan sexuality education program Our Whole Lives (OWL) for young people in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. With a curriculum written by the United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist Association, OWL provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.
This information is relayed in accordance with the values that OWL strives to promote: self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice and radical inclusivity. The program recognizes and respects the diversity of participants with respect to biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status and builds a learning environment where all experiences are included.
We will be holding a meeting for interested parents on January 12 directly after worship in the Parlor. Please reach out to Amy Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The High School Youth Group will be going ice skating on Saturday, January 11. The Middle School Youth Group will be going ice skating on Sunday, January 12. Contact email@example.com for details.
Join the Middle and High School Youth Groups for festivities, fun, and food at our annual holiday party! High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) will meet December 14 from 6-9pm. Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) will meet December 15 from 6-9pm. Both parties will take place off-site. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.