Coming of Age

This unique rite-of-passage course is offered to youth in the winter and spring of eighth grade. Adult mentors are chosen to work closely with our youth as they explore their spirituality, think deeply about their place in the world, discuss their dreams for a better society, and hone their aspirations to challenge the injustices of our time. During the six months of Coming of Age, they write poems, listen to music, walk a labyrinth, create art, bond with their peers and mentors, and write a personal credo statement, which will be shared during a Sunday morning worship service.

Like OWL, this class meets on Sunday evenings, and a fee is charged for participation. We ask that youth register for this program and that families are committed to having their youth attend class on a weekly basis.

Coming of Age Calendar 2018

Class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 


January 7 Introduction to the Program
January 21 Who Am I?
January 28 Body Drawings / Me Poems


February 4 12 noon Snow-tubing (Super Bowl Sunday)
February 11 Self-Expression Art 
February 18 NO CLASS – school vacation
February 25 Self-Expression Art


March 4 Values
March 11 Courage
March 18 10 a.m. Youth Group worship service 
7 p.m. Lay Ministry cooking
March 25 This I Believe (TIB) Important Moments


April 1 NO CLASS – Easter
April 8 TIB Outlining Exercise with guided meditation
April 15 NO CLASS – Spring Break
April 22 Labyrinth Walk
April 29 TIB Telling My Story


May 6 Credo Writing
May 13 Credo Writing
May 20 Credo Writing
May 22 Credos Due
May 27 NO CLASS  – Memorial Day


June 1 Rehearsal for Worship Service, and dinner with Youth Group
June 3 CoA Worship Service



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