Religious Exploration for youth (13 through 20) is about more than what happens at church on Sunday mornings.  Youth and adult Youth Advisors work together to co-create a Web of Youth Ministry, a model comprised of eight interconnected elements.

Youth Group runs on Sunday mornings from 10:30 until about noon.  Youth often begin the morning with the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary, before being sung out to their group.

Several times a year we worship all together in services intended for all ages, and youth take leadership roles in one service a year for the whole church, as well as creating worship several times a year just for youth. They are welcome and invited to help lead elements of our services throughout the year.

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In 2008 the congregation created a Vision Statement for Religious Exploration for all ages, which guides our programs.  

 

Click through for details about this year's plans.

Youth Group (13-20 years old)

The web of youth ministry invites teens to engage with Unitarian Universalism in many ways: through spiritual development, pastoral care, justice making, multigenerational relationships and more.

Rather than using a curriculum this year, we'll focus on building strong connections between our young people. We'll be collaborating on a plan with youth advisors (to meet their interests as well) that may include making food together; learning about powerful non-defensive communication; social justice and/or service projects; youth worship; and more.

We hope to offer Our Whole Lives sexuality education to 13 and 14 year olds in the fall/winter on Thursday evenings and a few Saturdays.

Winnipeg hosts a Youth Con(ference) October 26-28, 2018, planned and led by teens from across the Western Region of the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). Join us for mUUgles and Magic!

There are often other opportunities for travel to regional and national events. If cost is the only thing preventing youth from attending, they are encouraged to have a confidential conversation with the DLFD or the Minister.

 

Click here to register

 

Ready to Volunteer?  

Click here to sign up or chat with Andrea James, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, if you have questions.  A Child Abuse Registry check and signed Code of Ethics will be required.