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
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).
2019-2020 Music and Church School Calendar
Registration Form (one per child)
Photography Opt-Out Form
When to Keep Your Child Home from Church
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 and Youth Choir Orientation (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)
On Saturday, June 8, all are welcome to join United Parish youth and GreenUP members for a clean-up of one of the Boston area’s most popular beaches, Revere Beach. We will meet at the church parking lot at 10am and carpool to our assigned section of the beach for trash removal. We will work on cleaning up the beach for approximately two hours and then have lunch at a local clam shack before returning to church at approximately 2pm. Questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you can join us for the youth group’s last event of the 2018-19 year!