YRUU: Ages 15 -18 (approx. 10th-12th grade)

Please register here!

Our youth group empowers teens to create a welcoming and supportive group environment that supports social, emotional, and spiritual growth. YRUU engages in religious education, worship ritual, service activities, social activities and personal growth opportunities. Participants experience group planning, goal setting and collaborations which foster leadership skills. Overall, the program aims to facilitate the youth’s development of a Unitarian Universalist identity that will guide them in living their values throughout their lives.

This group meets from 5-7 PM most Sundays. On most 2nd Sundays, the group attends worship service, followed by lunch and discussions with the youth director and one of our ministers.

For more information, and for our 2015-16 schedule, please contact Lisa Kehle, Youth Director, at ydir@uucolumbia.net or 443-257-7637.

UPCOMING THINGS                                                                        

Memorial to the Lost - Social Action opportunity - Friday September 4th, 7-10pm

Heeding God's Call, an interfaith coalition working to raise awareness and end gun violence, is installing a T-Shirt Memorial with our friends at St John Baptist Church in Columbia. Rev. Janelle, their youth pastor, has invited our teens and their parents to join in this powerful experience on Friday September 4th at SJBC. This event is for middle and high school aged youth and their parents. Not only will we hear a youth-friendly presentation on gun-violence, we will set up the memorial, participate in a youth open mic (yes - bring your musical instruments, poetry, readings), eat pizza and play games, all sorts. 

Please consider joining me and my particular teen at this powerful event and RSVP today via ydir@uucolumbia.net 

YRUU Annual Ingathering Overnight - Friday September 18 6:30pm - Saturday September 19 9:00am

This is our big celebratory entrance into our new year - where we welcome new YRUUth into the group with games and food and fellowship, where we reunite with our amazing advisors from last year Ingrid Pyne and Jen Raffensperger and meet our new YRUU advisor John Seibel - of course, our 2015 Quest Grads already know him.

Overnights are our FAVORITE activity (am I right??), but require parental help. 

Please RSVP today via ydir@uucolumbia.net