Join us at an event! Bring a friend! Kayaking, Great America, game nights, sleepovers, camping trips as well as service work in our community are just a sampling of the things we do. Be sure to check out our calendar to confirm events and meeting dates throughout the year. And if any of our events are a bit out of reach for your family financially, please don’t hesitate to contact our Director of Religious Education, Derby Davidson, for assistance.
Youth Group Description
UUFRC youth group is a magnet for young people in grades 6-12. Our DRE and adult advisors coordinate engaging projects, activities and trips for middle school and high school students that promote the search for truth and meaning and foster close connections.
“I need this!”
– a remark made by a UUFRC youth after a YoUUth event
How do I sign up?
UUFRC youth group is open to youth in grades 6-12 who share our UU values, want to make new friends, learn about the world around them, and grow as individuals. We are committed to providing a safe vibrant environment for our youth during this critical life stage. Youth and a parent/guardian must first sign our UUFRC Youth Group Consent and Release Form for the church calendar year (September through June) before attending any youth group event, including meetings. If you have any questions about attending an event, please feel free to contact our Director of Religious Education, Derby Davidson.
Youth Group Calendar
Our calendar lists all youth group activities including conferences. Be sure to look into MUUGs Retreats, sponsored by our Unitarian Universalist Pacific Central District (PCD), for middle school youth. These retreats are a great opportunity to begin the UU youth group experience that can continue into young adulthood. For high schoolers, the Young Religious Unitarian Universalists of the Pacific (YRUUP) is a youth-run organization that sponsors conferences (CONs) for ages 14-20 in our region.
“The reason I like MUUGs, and all youth at UUFRC for that matter, is that I can really let the real me shine and no one will criticize me. Everyone takes me the way I am.”
– middle school youth group MUUGs participant
UU Links for Youth
- Browse the Blue Boat Blog for Youth (hosted by UUA)
- Light an online candle to solidify intentions or offer blessings (gratefulness.org)
- Identity-Based Resources for Youth (UUA)
- Service Opportunities (UUA)
- YRUUP CONs (High School Weekend Conferences)
- Pacific Central District MUUGS (Middle School Weekend Conferences)