Coming of Age (9-12th grade)
NOTICE – DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE HOLDING BOTH VIRTUAL ZOOM AND LIMITED IN PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES AT THIS TIME. ALL WORSHIP WILL BE MULTIGENERATIONAL. OTHER RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION EVENTS & PROGRAMMING CAN BE FOUND IN OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ON OUR WEB CALENDAR AND ON REMIND (below).
The Coming of Age (COA) program is done throughout the UU denomination with 14 – 17 year-olds as a way to acknowledge the transition from child to adult. COA is currently being conducted every other year.
The goals of COA programs are:
To encourage youth to explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist;
To help youth move into the adult role of identifying and acting on personal beliefs and values;
To recognize and publicly honor the movement of a youth from childhood to adolescence within the Unitarian Universalist tradition.
Through mentoring and classes, the COA program:
Encourages youth to discuss, reflect on, and clarify their personal religious beliefs as part of lifespan faith development;
Provides opportunities for independent thinking, assuming responsibility, decision-making and exploration of values;
Encourages youth to put faith into action in their own lives and community.
Components of COA usually include youth being paired with a mentor to work on above stated goals, planning and implementing a service project, and presenting a credo (statement of faith) as part of a Coming of Age ceremony. The program can include a trip to a site of UU heritage, such as Boston to visit the UUA and other historical UU places.
Please check out our FUUFHC CALENDAR OF EVENTS for the most updated schedule information on COA programming.
We use the REMIND system to send one-way text and email communications to our COA participants. This helps our DRE and advisors stay in touch with families in a safe and convenient way.
Students & guardians need to OPT IN to this system each year in order to receive notices.
This highly recommended system provides the most current event & program info to participants!