SEEK Programming for Youth
SEEK — Spiritual and Ethical Education for Kids — is designed to help young people navigate our complicated world with courage, compassion and curiosity.
For more general information about youth programming, please click the tabs below. (Information about SEEK programming for younger children can be found here.)
For details about the 2017-18 schedule for children and youth, please see our Calendar for Children and Youth.
If your youth has special needs in learning, behavior, or medical health, we ask that you contact our Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Kate Holland, to discuss how we can support your family properly to promote comfort, inclusion and accessibility for your youth.
Registration for the 2017-18 program year is open.
Please register your children and youth here.
Please register to be part of the teaching team here.
Coming of Age is a capstone program in which we ask our youth to examine their core beliefs and write “Credo” statements that they may present, if they choose, to the congregation during a special service at the end of May. Coming of Age is offered every other year and will be offered again during the 2018-19 program year.
Middle School Youth Group, for young people in Grades 6 through 8, meets once or twice a month, on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our Youth Coordinator works with the middle school youth to identify and plan both fun and service-oriented activities throughout the year.
The High School Youth Group meets for fellowship with our Youth Coordinator generally two Sundays a month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. In addition to these meetings, the High School Youth gather for a monthly social fun or social action service activity. We encourage youth to attend multigenerational services and other Sunday services.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is the UUA’s highly respected, comprehensive sexuality program. During the 2017-18 program year First Parish will offer OWL to 7th, 8th and 9th graders. For more information about OWL, click here
Exploring life’s meaning and our place in the world is a life-long practice. At First Parish, we engage in a rich variety of programs to explore questions about how to live out our values in our daily lives.
Examples of adult programs we offer or have offered include mindfulness classes and groups; a women’s drumming circle; a workshop on becoming a woman of wisdom; a symposium on death and dying; a panel discussion on mass incarceration.
Through small group ministry, people come together once a month to discuss a theme such as “Courage” or “Making a Difference” or “Friendship.”
Book discussions, movie nights, pot luck dinners; there are many ways for adults and families to come together at First Parish to build stronger connections with one another and to explore life’s questions together.