Youth Ministries

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In today’s pressured and too often alienating world, Holladay United Church of Christ provides a community in which young people are welcomed and valued unconditionally. We also want to help youth discover their own gifts for ministry and encourage them to take ownership and responsibility for their faith.

Sunday Mornings: Second Hour Program

Middle School Youth (Grades 6 – 8)
This age group meets in Sunday School, directly after worship until 12:00 noon (East wing…downstairs), starting on September 16th. Sunday School registration forms are available on the front hall “Welcome Table.” Please visit our Children’s Ministries web page for additional details.

Senior High Youth (Grades 9 – 12)

Our older youth are welcome to join adults for our Second Hour Program:

First Sunday of the Month: Bistro

Join our church family for Bistro in McMullen Hall, a special time of fellowship for all ages. Volunteers from our community serve coffee, juice and light refreshments.

Second, Third, Fourth Sundays of the Month: Sunday Forum…returning October 7th!

All are welcome to participate in the Sunday Forum, a discussion circle that brings together contemporary issues, faith questions, and personal stories. Topics will generally follow the week’s worship themes.

Wednesday Community Night

Our Wednesday Community Night provides opportunities for all ages to deepen their connections to one another and to God. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner provided by volunteers from our community. We will be adding a short, contemplative practice this year––open to all ages––that will include music, silence and prayer from 6:15 – 6:30 p.m. We will then break up into different groups from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Youth Groups
Middle School Youth Group (Grades 6 – 8): Holy Trail.
This age group meets weekly every Wednesday night, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., for the purpose of service, getting to know and support each other…and for fun!

Note: we start meeting on Wednesday, September 12th by welcoming our sixth grade youth! Bring a t-shirt to tie-dye!

Lay leadership: Pam Lanningham, Kate Palmer, Christopher Thomas.

Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9 – 12): Sacred Pilgrimage.

This age group meets weekly every Wednesday night, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We will offer youth group to all, inclusive of a “confirmation-like path.” This path will be an intentional three-year journey after which participants can choose to recommit to their spiritual journey through the “confirming of their baptism.” Sacred Pilgrimage with include: retreats; the Our Whole Lives sexuality education curriculum (spring 2013); connecting and identifying with our church community and the wider UCC community; spiritual journaling; adult mentorships, service; visiting other faith traditions; discerning vocation; community building and more!

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