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)
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.