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 about OWL)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children’s Choir

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 –on a Saturday in September. Read more.

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

Easter Can Hunt – Easter Sunday during coffee hour. Read more.

Rainbow Sunday – on a Sunday in June during coffee hour. Read more.

Father’s Day Picnic – in lieu of coffee hour. Read more.