Middle & High School youth wonder about questions such as:
Who am I?
What do I do next?
What do I have to offer the world?
What does Unitarian Universalism (UU) mean to me?
The journey includes a spiritual search for meaning and purpose in life. Our youth programs are designed to nurture the awakening of young persons' hearts and minds as they explore these questions within our UU faith.
Please register your youth to help us serve you better.
Youth are encouraged to attend our adult worship services each Sunday at 10:30 am.
Several times throughout the year, children of all ages will join the rest of the congregation for an entire multigenerational worship service. These services include our Ingathering Water Ceremony, Flower Communion, and, of course, the Holiday Pageant.
Youth Led Worship Service
Once a year, UUCR youth aged 12 and up will design, rehearse, and conduct the Sunday morning worship service for the entire congregation. It is one of the most anticipated and well attended services of the year.
Contact our Director of Religious Education, Carla Miller at email@example.com or 301-762-7666 x 3 to learn more.
Our Whole Lives (OWL): For 2022, UUCR is offering OWL class for 8th and 9th graders on Sundays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
OWL is grounded in a holistic view of sexuality to:
• Provide facts about anatomy and human development
• Help you clarify your values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality
• Empower you to make informed and responsible decisions about your sexual health and behavior
This year we are offering the Grades 8 & 9 OWL class. At this point in the year, newcomers are not able to join. Please contact Carla Miller, DRE at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about other upcoming opportunities for this level of OWL.
The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) is a support network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning teens and their allies—known to us as rainbow teens. RYA is a safe place where you can:
• Be yourself
• Learn and ask questions
• Speak your mind—and have others listen
• Find mutual respect and support
Although the program is sponsored by UUCR, any teen in Montgomery County and the DC metro area can attend, and there is no religious component to RYA. For more info, visit the RYA website. If you'd like to make a donation to support the work of RYA, you may do so here.