Celebrating the Bridging Ceremony

Bridging A Handbook for Congregations

By Gail Forsyth-Vail, Jessica York, Jessica York
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Bridging will enhance your Youth and Young Adult Ministry programs, and help make the process of becoming a young adult a spiritually fulfilling community event for your congregation.

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The Bridging Ceremony celebrates the transition of our youth from their high school experience into young adulthood.

One of the most important things we can do for our youth is to support them into adulthood, to keep them connected to Unitarian Universalism, and continue to minister to them as they become adults. Resources for Bridging from Youth to Young Adulthood can help you succeed in this ministry.

Unitarian Universalist Association Publications

Bridging at General Assembly

A bridging ceremony is held each year at our Association's annual gathering. Watch Synergy: A Bridging Worship, from General Assembly 2010 in Minneapolis.

Unitarian Universalist Perspectives

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    By Maureen Killoran
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  • Chalice Lighting for Those Coming of Age (WorshipWeb)
    By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons
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    By Jeff Liebmann
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    By Kate R. Walker
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    By Lindsay Bates
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  • Prayer for Bridging (WorshipWeb)
    By Aoife Barrington-Haber
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Direct Experience, Family, Freedom, Generations, Parents, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Youth/Teens