What does YRUU mean to you?
Youth Religious Education spans from 6th-12th grades divided by junior or senior high school groups. Our youth attend social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship and fun. Come visit us on Sunday!
Each year our Youth Group and its programming dynamically changes to fit the individual needs of our participating youth. Some highlights from the past have been our social justice work with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s “Drumbeat for Darfur” project that led us to be sponsored by the UUSC as Southern Region representatives to the “Tents for Hope” project in Washington DC; participating in a summer of service where we collectively committed to donating 250 hours to our Clear Lake Community during weekly service projects (Interfaith Caring Ministries, Clear Creek Clean Up, Meals on Wheels, and Community Garden work; participating in interfaith dinners through the Boniuk Center for Religious Diversity; creating positive body image campaigns; and attending trainings to implement gay-straight alliances in our local high schools (of which we now have two sponsored by our own youth!).
Our Youth Group is currently focusing on incorporation into traditional worship services by engaging our youth in participating in worship (singing in the choir, serving as worship associates and greeters, etc.), providing engaging Sunday religious education, and planning a large LGBT outreach project for the spring by organizing an inclusive prom.
In the future, we are looking to provide weekly fellowship time for our youth, planning youth mission trips (every two years), and engaging our high school parents in UU youth programming through communications classes and outreach programming.
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