Grades 8-12 (YRUU)
Our Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) program provides a nurturing spiritual home for teens (currently grades 8-12). Our open, sharing environment encourages new friendships that can last a lifetime. YRUU meets each Sunday during the 10:30 service. Join us any Sunday morning!
Each week, we participate in meaningful dialogue about things that really matter. We plan and participate in many activities throughout the church year, including a variety of service projects and social outings:
- Worship: We plan and lead at least 1 service per year and help with 3-4 more. We also run our own nighttime worship at UUCM’s Annual Retreat.
- Community service: We’ve helped at a local shelter and made toiletry kits for homeless citizens, raised funds for Hurricane Sandy and Japan tsunami victims, and worked to beautify UUCM’s grounds. We work to explore the Black Lives UU movement.
- Talks: We speak with experts about topics including civil rights, immigration, domestic worker rights, and local summer job opportunities.
- Youth CONs: Three or four times a year, we attend these retreats with other youth in our district. These youth-led weekends are meant to empower us, help us connect with the larger UU youth community, and learn about ourselves.