group photo of UUCJ youthYUUth (ages 10-16)
Lead Teachers: Stacy Callender & Eric Wood

The YUUth class helps middle and high school children and teens as they “come of age” and grapple with the big questions of life. The YUUth develop deeper connection within the religious community and engage in an age-appropriate exploration of topics on the complexity of the world and our responsibility to be moral agents in it. The YUUth explore Unitarian Universalist ideas and beliefs as they are encouraged to articulate their own belief systems. As in service, the YUUth practice the UU rituals of lighting the chalice, sharing joys and concerns, and meditation. They also listen to stories and music, watch videos, and engage in games, dance, arts & crafts, and social justice activities.

Each month the YUUth, like the rest of the church, will explore a theme by wondering, “What does it mean to be a people of…?” The themes for 2019-2020 are:

September – Expectation
October – Belonging
November – Attention
December – Awe
January – Integrity
February – Resilience
March – Wisdom
April – Liberation
May – Thresholds
June – Play