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.

Upcoming Rite 13 (6th-7th Grade) Events

October 27, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
November 3, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
November 10, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
November 17, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
November 24, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)

Latest Rite 13 (6th-7th Grade) News

Youth Group Movie Night
Posted: Aug 28 2019 - 12:36pm

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 youth@upbrookline.org with any questions.

Church School and Music Programming Registration 2019-2020
Posted: Aug 22 2019 - 1:05pm

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 (amy@upbrookline.org) or Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms (susan@upbrookline.org) or Assistant Music Director, Josaphat Contreras (josaphat@upbrookline.org).

 

Letter from Associate Pastor, Amy Norton

Letter from Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms and Assistant Music Director, Josaphat Contreras

2019-2020 Music and Church School Calendar

Registration Form (please fill out one per child)

Acolyte Flyer

Photography Opt-Out Form

When to Keep Your Child Home from Church

 

Save the Date: Kick-Off Sunday
Posted: Aug 22 2019 - 10:44am

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
9:00am
Carolers Rehearsal (Choir Room)

9:00am
Youth Choir Rehearsal (Parlor)

9:15am
Nursery Open (Room 203)

9:45am
Church School Convocation (Sanctuary)

10:00am
Adult Drop-In Bible Study (Deepening Room)

10:00am
Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room/Sanctuary)

11:00am
Worship and Blessing of the Backpacks (Sanctuary)

12:00pm
Welcome Back Potluck (Front Lawn; rain location: Willett Hall)

12:30pm
Confirmation Opening Retreat (Parlor)