Upcoming Teen Event:

We are joining teens from other north bay congregations at the Petaluma corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Saturday October 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 450 Stonypoint Road, Petaluma

Find out how to register by contacting Charlotte Cramer, our Youth Advisor, at charlotte@uumarin.org. We will cover the entrance fees and provide an aerial colored map of the maze. Teens are encouraged to bring funds to purchase a pumpkin in the patch afterwards.

Our teen program strives to engage teens spiritually, empower them, and encourage authentic community. We want teens to learn how to make connections with one another, find the truest expression of themselves, and enjoy being young. Together we ask big questions, try out new spiritual practices, and engage in social action. If you are in 7th to 12th grade this year, join Youth Coordinator, Charlotte Cramer, and the other youth of UU Marin for a life-changing experience! 

We meet monthly for “Chill Afternoons” at UU of Marin. Join Charlotte Cramer, our Youth Advisor, and Rev. Marcus Liefert for pumpkin carving, and other seasonal activities on Saturday October 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. 

Our next youth get-togethers in partnership with other UU congregations in Nap in January. Check back for more information. More adventures in San Francisco, celebrating Holidays, cooking great food, and enjoying being together are all possible Stay tuned for specific events coming this winter and spring.

Bridging – Moving On

The teen program follows our youth through their high school years. As they become adults and prepare to head out on their own, we honor them in a bridging ceremony. At the center of this rite of passage from youth to adults, each teen passes through a door painted by their peers. They leave behind other youth, and are welcomed by young adults in the congregation. Here they receive a rosebush from the community, a symbol of our hopes that their life ahead may be filled with the beauty they love to do, their roses. It also represents that we trust that they can handle the thorns along the way as they tend to the whole of their lives now, roots, shoots, leaves and all.

For more information and ways to engage, please reach out to:

Charlotte Cramer, Youth Coordinator, at Charlotte@uumarin.org or
Rev. Lynne, Director of Family Ministries, at revlynne@uumarin.org or