To This I Give My Heart A Coming of Age Journal

By Bart Frost

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Coming of age in Unitarian Universalism is an important step on your path to adulthood—use this journal as a companion and tool on your journey.

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Usually in late Spring.

Unitarian Universalist teenagers usually join their congregations with a special "Coming of Age" ceremony. This ceremony is often preceded by a year-long curriculum helping them to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs. The Coming of Age ceremony usually features the youth reading their statements of personal belief (credo statements) to the congregation.

Comprehensive and practical, the Coming of Age Handbook for Congregations is a treasury of tools for the religious educator of adolescents. As youth prepare to leave childhood, congregations seeking to honor this transition will benefit from the wealth of ideas in this guide.

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Coming of Age Handbook for Congregations

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

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Comprehensive guidebook for religious educators of adolescents...

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  • Parents Once you were infants dependent upon our love and the wisdom of others.Youth Now we are young persons entering an adult world with increasing responsibilities for our own decision making.Parents Once you belonged to an environment of faith and values outside your ability to alter or reject.
    Reading | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Coming of Age
  • God of our hearts, that which enlightens and ennobles us, we come together in a unity of spirit to celebrate a personal commitment of these young men and women. We join in thanksgiving....
    Meditation | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Coming of Age
  • The Greek philosopher Plato compared the human mind to a ship on which the sailors had mutinied and locked the captain and the navigator in a cabin. On such a ship, the sailors feel free to steer the ship as they like, but their direction is erratic. The goal of our religious education and youth...
    Closing | By Jeff Liebmann | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Bridging, Bridging Ceremony, Coming of Age, Commitment, Community, Graduation Recognition, Identity, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • Receive, O Mystery, the words of our hearts. If prayer worked like magic—if I knew the words that would guarantee prayer's power—I know what I would pray: Let life be always kind to our children. Let sorrow not touch them. Let them be free from fear. Let them never suffer injustice, nor the...
    Meditation | By Lindsay Bates | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Bridging Ceremony, Child Dedication, Children, Children's / Religious Education Sunday, Coming of Age, Joy, New Child, Parents, Relationships, Seven Principles, Strength, Unitarian Universalism
  • We wish for you a storm or two that you may enjoy the calm. We wish for you tranquility in time of trial. We wish you a cool breeze on a warm day, and pale white clouds that you may better appreciate the blueness of the sky. We wish you darkness that you may see the stars....
    Prayer | By Robert F Kaufmann | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Bridging Ceremony, Child Dedication, Children, Children's Sabbath, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Nature, New Child, Parents, Seven Principles, Unitarianism
  • May your journey know joy and contentment and satisfaction.
    Meditation | By Dana E Worsnop | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Coming of Age