Coming Into Connection
Our Coming of Age (COA) curriculum helps youth: discern for themselves what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, individually and as part of the larger faith community; act on personal beliefs and values; and recognize and honor the movement of a youth from childhood to adolescence within the UU tradition.
We know this year of discernment, relationship-building, and spiritual practice is essential for our young people. Yet we don’t offer the same for our adults.
In an effort to connect the congregation (both new and old members), to build relationship (between generations), and to deepen our Unitarian Universalist identity, we are excited to offer, for the first time, a pilot Coming of Age for Adults. Or, what we’re calling, Coming into Connection.
Coming into Connection will begin Sunday October 8th and end in January. After the October 8th kickoff, participants will be partnered up with someone of a different generation. There will be two types of partners: 1. partners who have been in UUCWC for a different period of a time (e.g., pairing a pillar member with a new member, regardless of age), or 2. partners of a different generation (e.g. someone in their 30s with someone in their 70s regardless of how long either has been a member). While the curriculum has eight parts, only three are all participant gatherings. These include the October 8 kickoff, December 3rd check-in, and the January 7 conclusion. It will be up to the partners to move through the curriculum according to their availability and the speed at which they wish to connect.
The goals of this offering are simple yet rich: to connect you with your Partner, your Self, and your UU identity. Topics will include your thoughts on theology, death, history, spiritual practice, and more. Each topic is supported by readings, resources, and reflection questions to help you thinking, talking, sharing your story, and, of course, connecting.
Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate!
Registration will be available August 15th. You may register online, by submitting this form, or at the ARE Bulletin Board outside the church office.
Please email questions to ARE@uucwc.org after August 15th.