Welcome to Beacon’s Senior Youth page! I’m so glad you’ve stopped to learn more about what makes this high school youth group a very special place. But don’t take my word for it. 12th Grade parents Andy Roth and Lauren Hartley share why they made the choice to bring their families in to this community.
To register your Senior Youth for our 2018-19 programs, please use this link.
9 through 12 Graders gather weekly on Sunday evenings for Youth Group. Youth Group is a safe, caring community where youth connect with one another within the bounds of our Covenant which reminds us how we can be with one another in caring ways. They build strong friendships with one another and with adults who care about them as they explore who they are, life as we know it and beyond. Youth Group acts together to create a better, more hopeful, more justice‐filled community through activities, worship, games, discussion, sharing and field trips. Our Spring Break Service Trip is scheduled for April 14-20, 2019. Please check back for more details as the date draws near.
Youth Group is led by elected youth leaders in partnership with adult advisers. It is held on Sunday evenings from September through May. Newcomers are always welcome!
Our Youth Group year kicks off with their annual Youth Retreat for a weekend filled with laughter, conversation and community building completely led by our youth leaders! Our 2019 Youth Retreat is scheduled for October 4-6, 2019 at Frost Valley YMCA Camp. Stay tuned for more details.
9th Graders mark the rite of passage in life from junior to senior youth in our Coming of Age (CoA) small group which works hand‐in‐hand with Youth Group. For the first hour, CoA students attend Youth Group followed by a 60‐minute gathering led by adult advisors and older youth mentors. Our 9th Graders explore personal identity, family roots, Unitarian Universalism, spiritual disciplines, dreams & realities for the future, and the meaning of life. Through the course of the year, CoA students take a Boston-Area Heritage Trip to visit Unitarian/Universalist sites. This year, a group of 11 went to Boston from December 7-10, 2018. These youth also participate in youth-led service projects, like our Karma Kitchens. CoA culminates their year of exploration by sharing their personal belief statements with the larger congregation during the Coming of Age Services scheduled this year on May 19, 2019.