Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)

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Ages 15 -18

(10th-12th grade)

YRUU or Why Are You You?

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 Sundays. On 2nd Sundays, the group attends the 11:00 AM Sunday service followed by a lunch and discussion with 9th grade Quest class.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kehle, Youth Director, at ydir@uucolumbia.net .

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Current projects and shenanigans

yruu LEAVES FOR aPPALACHIA sUNday 7/6 AT 8:00AM!

15 youth and 6 adults will make the long and winding journey to Appalachia this Sunday in order to continue our work with Big Creek People In Action (BCPIA) in West Virginia.

Marsha Timpson, BCPIA director, has 3 important projects lined up for our crew --> all located in the same "holler". Our group will clear out a house to prepare it for a young pregnant mother to move in, replace front steps and handrails on a second house, and replace a laundry room floor in the 3rd house. In addition, they will learn more about the beautiful community and its history and culture. 

In our caravan of minivans (and one passenger van) we will also bring a bunch of refurbished laptops and school supplies to BCPIA for use in their after school programs. Many thanks to our Social Action Council, especially Dana S., Rae M., and Cindy W., Jen H., and all of the UUCCers who contributed to the school supply drive in June. We also are grateful to those who contritubed time and money to make this trip a reality. 

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" will be the guiding words in our work in Appalachia. We hope to bring you updates and news during the week, so you can see what we're up to.