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
Our United Parish Community has organized a Google folder of videos of United Parish friends reading books and Bible stories to enjoy in your homes. Please contact Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the link. Please use these as a way to stay connected and feel nurtured by others in our community. Please do not post these publicly as they are created for private sharing. If you would like access to the folder to add your own read aloud, please contact Amy at email@example.com or Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to access the folder because you do not have a Google account, please let the Church Office know (email@example.com) and we can look for alternative ways to share them with you.
The Middle and High School youth groups will be volunteering at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain on Saturday, February 8 at 1pm. The mission of the organization is to "actively engage the community to provide medically tailored, nutritious, scratch-made meals to chronically and critically ill individuals and their families." While there, we will learn more about why and how they serve the community the prepare meals for those in need. Learn more at servings.org. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Sunday, February 9, our children and youth will be leading us in a worship service of their own creation, centered around Jesus' parables. Jesus’ parables teach us lessons through stories. In a broken world, God calls us - good Samaritans and tax collectors alike - small as we are - to be mustard seeds in the world. These stories woven together with our own stories have the power to move mountains! We invite you all to join us as we learn from our incredible children and youth! Contact email@example.com.