Coming of Age Ceremony
Ceremonies at Unitarian Church North
“Life is a gift for which we are grateful. We gather in community to celebrate the glories and the mysteries of this great gift.” — Marjorie Montgomery (from reading 452 in the UU Hymnal).
At Unitarian Church North, we gather in community to mark life’s milestones with ceremony. UCN clergy conduct the ceremonies for members of the congregation.
Coming of Age
As part of our youth Religious Education program, high school students may choose to participate in the year-long Coming of Age program. This program enables youth to develop their personal beliefs and deepen their Unitarian Universalist faith through study and reflection, workshops, retreats and social action/ community service projects. Each participant is paired with a mentor who helps guide his/her self-discovery over the course of the year. The program culminates in a special church service, where youth who choose to do so may share their spiritual journey with the congregation. At this point the Coming of Age youth may sign the church membership book and enjoy the voting privileges that membership confers.