Senior Youth Current Details

Youth are a beloved part of our community

Youth group meets most Sunday evenings throughout the Church Year. Youth in our congregation also come to church for worship, or volunteer to help with RE (the younger kids LOVE when teens are there!!) Youth are invited to be a part of most aspects of South Church, and our hope is that they (like all of our congregants) feel empowered to help co-create a church community that feeds their spirits and inspires growth. We have had youth serving on associate teams, on justice committees, and as a part of worship creation! The sky is the limit, what is calling YOU? ♥️

2022-2023 Learning Journey to Alabama

This year, some of our high school youth (as well as a group of South Church Adults) will be learning about our country’s racialized history. We will explore why it is important to understand the Civil Rights Movement, the complex history of Unitarian Universalism’s engagement with racial justice, and we will strengthen our understanding of the evolution of racism in America from enslavement through to mass incarceration and a multitude of other contemporary issues today. As a part of this experience, there will be two trips to Alabama, one for youth and another for adult participants. Anyone is welcome to join us for the learning sessions over the next few months. If you are interested in details about the trip to Alabama, CLICK HERE

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:

12/4/22Cookie Making at Church (292 State St) from 4p-5:30p
12/11/22Worship planning intro- theme discussion 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
12/18/22Pageant Sunday- no youth group– Come to Church at 10a!!
12/25/22Christmas, no youth group
12/31/22- (Saturday)First Night Chili sale!! at Church from 4:30-8:30 (volunteer hours available for those who need em!)
1/8/23Learning Journey Sunday (session 1) 4:00-6:00 at 73 Court St
1/15/23Worship planning – What makes it worship? (Holiday weekend) 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
1/22/23Worship planning break out groups 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
1/29/23Worship planning break out groups 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
2/4/23- (Saturday)Worship rehearsal and social 6:30p- 10p
2/5/23Senior Youth Lead Worship! no evening youth group today
2/12/23Learning Journey Sunday (session 2) 4:00-6:00 at 73 Court St
2/19Play Day 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
2/26/23No Youth Group (mid break Sunday)
3/5/23Group meets 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
3/12/23Faith Exploration: Black Church Tradition 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
3/19/23Group meets 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
3/26/23Learning Journey Sunday (session 3) 4:00-6:00 at 73 Court St
4/2/23Faith Exploration: UU Identity
4/9/23Easter, no youth group
4/16/23Pancake Breakfast/ Book sale -morning event, no youth group in the evening.
4/23/23Group meets 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
4/30/23Learning Journey Sunday (session 4) 4:00-6:00 at 73 Court St
5/7/23Mother’s Day Flower sale– morning event, no youth group in the evening.
5/12-5/14/23Youth Camping Trip– cue up elevator speeches
5/21/23Faith Exploration– elevator speeches 4:00-5:30 at 73 Court St
5/28/23No Group (Memorial Day weekend)
6/4/23Bridging Sunday worship at 10a
6/11/23Coming of Age Sunday worship at 10a
6/19/23Learning Journey Sunday (session 5) 4:00-6:00 at 73 Court St
6/25/23DEPART for trip

Volunteer Opportunities for Youth!

There are so many ways for youth to volunteer at church. You can serve in an associate program, help in Religious Education, participate in service projects and more! Let us know if you’d like to find places to volunteer, and we can help with paperwork to document your hours for school or other purposes. Contact Kirsten (kirsten@southchurch-uu.org) or Jen DD (jendeldeo@southchurch-uu.org)

Get In Touch

Religious Educator Jen Del Deo: jendeldeo@southchurch-uu.org

Director of Lifespan Ministries Kirsten Hunter: kirsten@southchurch-uu.org

Drop By

Our offices are located at 73 Court St in Portsmouth.

Generally the office is open Tues through Fri, 9am-2pm.

You are welcome to drop in during those hours, but it’s always a good idea to call or schedule an appointment if you would like to meet with a staff member.

Mailing Address:

South Church Meeting House

73 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801