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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) or Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Assistant Music Director, Josaphat Contreras (email@example.com).
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)