“What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)

Youth Advisors: Nicole Fish and Eileen Maurer
The Youth Group is for youth in High School (9th to 12th grade)
We meet in the Palomar Fellowship Library during 2nd Service (11:00 to 12:15)
Here are some of the rotating activities we do on Sundays during youth group:

  • Watch “Joan of Arcadia”
  • Simple one-day (or so) community service or civic engagement activities
  • “Raps”/Games Days
  • Internet days (stories from religious traditions, environmental websites, TED talks, etc.)
  • Youth bring music in and we listen and discuss lyrics
  • Attend Sunday Service in the sanctuary once in a while
  • We also take 3 or 4 field trips a year

General Info:

  • Every youth should bring a “totem,” some small object that represents them that they can place on the altar when we light the chalice
  • Every youth should be thinking about a simple one-day community service project (cleanups, walks, civic engagement, etc.) that they can plan, publicize and carry out with a youth partner and an adult in the congregation (that will hopefully incorporate participation from other youth and adults)
  • Youth that are interested can help plan and carry out a “Parents Night Out” by working with two or three other youth and several adults in the congregation to come up with a few games, crafts, and activities for younger children
  • Youth that are interested can work with a youth partner and an adult from the congregation to create items for sale with UU or Palomar Fellowship designs (t-shirts, bags, mugs, wall-hangings, etc.)

Nicole and Eillen will both be out of town on July 29, and September 16, 2012 so youth should plan to attend Sunday Service that day.

Start thinking about your totem, music/songs you want to share, community service ideas, designs and logos you'd like to see on items to sell, and games/crafts/activities for Parent's Night Out. We'll see you on August 5.