Young Adults (Ages 18-35)
Navigating adulthood is challenging! Whether you’re finding your first apartment or raising children, starting a new job or exploring a committed relationship, moving far from your childhood home or figuring out life as an adult in your community, Unitarian Universalism has tools for the journey. In congregations, in young adult groups and campus ministries, in virtual communities and at camps and conferences, Unitarian Universalist young adults are getting spiritually recharged, building relationships and exploring what meaningful adulthood looks like.
Connect & Create
Visit a UU congregation near you; find a campus ministry or young adult group; go to a UU young adult event or training; join a Facebook group for young adults, connect with our Facebook page, blog Blue Boat, Twitter, newsletter or in virtual community with other seekers. Check out these ways to stay connected as an emerging adult and these quick tips (PDF) for starting a young adult group. Use this kit to jump start your campus or young adult group, and consider using Becoming Together (PDF) or other small group ministry resources. Get a campus ministry going with these quick tips (PDF) or this handbook (PDF).
Learn & Support
Read up on the Future of Faith, see how the puzzle of young adult ministry pieces together, and see how bridging from youth to young adulthood really works. Check out examples of successful or creative young adult ministry. Young adults need support from folks of all ages in our UU communities, especially during the many transitions of young adult life. Ensure that young adults feel welcome in your community, make sure there is a place for them there, reach out to emerging adults (PDF), find the level of campus ministry (PDF) that works for you and your congregation, give to a specific young adult ministry project, or support the young adult ministry work of our denomination.