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

February 24, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
March 3, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
March 10, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
March 17, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)
March 24, 2019 - 9:45am (Church School)

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

Introducing Epiphany Term
Posted: Jan 24 2019 - 2:40pm

Epiphany Term is a combined session for all children who participate in Church School and Music programming that explores immigrants and refugee experiences, food insecurity & hunger, and diversity and identity. Epiphany Term will culminate in a presentation during worship created and performed by the children and youth of our church on Sunday, February 10 at 11am. For more information, contact Minister of Music Susan DeSelms at susan@upbrookline.org or Associate Pastor Amy Norton at amy@upbrookline.org.

Winter Children and Youth Family Retreat
Posted: Dec 12 2018 - 12:07pm

You and your children are invited to register for our annual Winter Retreat at Grotonwood in Groton, MA! The retreat spans from Friday night January 25, through Sunday morning January 27. This year, we will be working on a presentation for our new winter Epiphany Term, which will be a collaboration between the church school and the music ministry to explore the theme of inequality as it affects us.

The weekend will also include fun, food, gym, snow, games, fellowship, and perhaps some quiet time for our wonderful parents!

Prices are $80 per child ages 7-13; $110 for ages 14-adult; children under 6 for free; $325 maximum per family. Meals and lodging are included! Make checks payable to United Parish in Brookline. You must register and pay the church by Sunday, January 20 to guarantee your family’s spot.

Learn more and sign up here.

Contact Associate Pastor, Amy Norton at amy@upbrookline.org and Minister of Music, Susan DeSelms at susan@upbrookline.org for more information.

Intergenerational Advent Wreath Workshop
Posted: Nov 7 2018 - 12:12pm

Join us on Sunday, November 25 from 9:45-10:45am in the Chapel for the annual wreath-making workshop. There will be music, food, and supplies for everyone to make their own Advent wreath. Open to all! Hosted by the Children and Youth Deepening Ministry Team. Contact cydeepening@upbrookline.org for more information.