Seventh and Eighth Grade Youth

Core Programs

Two core learning experiences are offered to youth in a two-year cycle.

Year 1: Our Whole Lives (Grades 7-8)

Year 2: Coming of Age (Grades 8-9)

OWL is offered every other year.  Some youth start the cycle as 7th graders and some as 8th graders – depending on when OWL is offered. (read more)

Junior Youth occasionally join the congregation in worship to amplify central themes in the overall curriculum (e.g. credo, youth leadership)

Grades 7-8 Curriculum (click here)

Special Programming for Seventh and/or Eighth Grade Youth:

Mandatory OWL parent orientation – Sunday, September 16, 12:30-2:30 pm.

Junior Youth Fellowship Group (Grades 6-8) – Monthly on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons. Read more.

Revels – Sunday mornings, November 25 – December 9, 2018.   Read more.

Religious Education Sunday – Sunday mornings, March 31 and April 7, 2019.  Read more.  

Credo Service –A Sunday morning in winter or very early spring. Read more.

Youth-led worship –Typically held on a Sunday morning during the spring. Read more.

Coming of Age Worship Service –Next held in May 2020. Read more.

Coming of Age (Grades 8-9) – generally first and third Tuesday evenings, October 2019-May 2020.  Read more.

Children’s Choir – Read more.

Social Events for Youth and Families:

Mainspring House Lunch Makers –  typically on the 2nd Sunday of the month during coffee hour. Read more.

Multigenerational Movie Night – dates TBA, Read more.

Bean Supper – Saturday, September 8, 5-7 pm. Read more.

Pancake Breakfast – on a Sunday morning in the winter, Read more.

Easter Can Hunt – Sunday, April 21, during coffee hour. Read more.

Rainbow Sunday – Sunday, June 2, during coffee hour. Read more.Father’s Day Picnic – Sunday, June 16, in lieu of coffee hour. Read more.