Returning families, please complete our abbreviated update form here.
New families, welcome to Soulful Exploration at WUUC! Please provide your child’s information here. (Nursery-12th grade) We ask that you visit us twice and register before attending the third time. Your registration helps us keep your child safe, keep track of your child’s participation, and keep you updated on programming. Register here.
WUUC youth practice radical inclusivity among their peers, welcoming all who comes to participate. There are many opportunities for youth to be involved in all aspects of church life – as musicians, sound engineers, ushers, worship associates and on various task forces or committees of their interest. Junior and Senior Youth have the opportunity to participate in youth conferences with other UU youth in the area as well as engage in social justice work in the wider community.
Youth Groups serve our youth in middle and high school and focus on 8 strands of development: leadership, connection across ages, spiritual development, beloved community, justice making, pastoral care, faith exploration and identity formation. There is no registration fee to participate, but all youth’s parents must complete the safety information form online.
JRUU (Jr. High Unitarian Universalists-Grades 6-8)
Black-ish is a television show currently in Season 3 on ABC. The show addresses issues of race, what it means to be Black, and how young people develop an identity. We will use this show as a springboard to discuss issues of race, racism, and identity, our focus for this church year in Junior Youth (6th-8th grade).
Please attend our parent orientation on Sept. 10 from 11:15 to 12:45 in P1B.
YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists-Grades 9-12)
Sr. Youth meet weekly on Sunday evening for fellowship, worship, sharing, justice work and fun. This year our youth will be focusing on project-based, social justice learning. The group chooses a project around environmental justice, racial justice, lgbt equality, or some other relevant justice topic. Together, they formulate a project plan, learn about the political landscape surrounding their chosen justice issue, and complete the project by the end of the school year.
This year’s project will be focused on our service project for the year where we will do mission work in the US around the topic studied through the course of our church year.
Please plan on attending our parent orientation on September 17th from 4pm-6pm.
Other Youth Programming:
OWL High School (TBD-Awaiting Curriculum Update)
7*, 8, 9th Grade O.W.L.
Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for ALL
We are excited to invite you to join Northlake and Woodinville UU Church’s collaborative Middle School/Jr. High O.W.L. Workshops will be held at Northlake UU Church and led by facilitators from both congregations.
Find out more about our innovative and life changing O.W.L. program at www.uua.org/re/owl
Workshop start and end dates: September 17th-May 20th (with most holidays and school breaks off, a detailed scheduled will be included with orientation)
Consistent attendance in class is important both for the individual and the group. All participants must commit to attending all sessions, barring illness or emergency. If attendance becomes an issue, a participant may be asked to withdraw from the class without a refund. Please feel free to contact Margaret or Rev. Jae if you are concerned that this may be an issue for your family.
Time: Drop off 9:30am/Pick-up 11:45 PM. Parents will drop off their kids and pick them up after their respective services. You are welcome to arrange a carpool with other parents at the orientation.
Day: Sunday mornings during WUUC/NUUC Worship service
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Avenue South
Kirkland, WA 98033
Cost: WUUC/NUUC Members $85/Non-Members $125/Additional Children $50 each
Register here by September 10: There are limited spaces, so sign up soon before the group is full. Registration may close before the end date if we have reached our maximum number of participants. (16 participants max)
*This year’s O.W.L. is intended for 8th and 9th graders, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Coming of Age (9th Grade Only)
The Coming of Age Program’s mission is to provide retreat experiences for youth that will further the depth of the Coming of Age Programs at their respective congregations. We will hold three retreats at WUUC. The purpose of the retreats and of the Coming of Age Retreat Program is to help our youth integrate their childhood into their emerging adulthood, with a clear sense of themselves and their place in the Unitarian Universalist Church and in the world. Their will also be a mentorship component.
Retreats will help youth:
- Explore their own spirituality;
- Have a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalism;
- Appreciate and continue the lifelong process of values and calcification;
- Recognize and accept responsibility for decision-making;
- Explore their options for service, both to their church and to the community;
- Deepen their relationship with other youth and adults;
- Come to a positive understanding of their personal capabilities and unique qualities;
- Test themselves against their own preconceived limits;
- Solidify their commitment to Unitarian Universalism.
Information Meeting and Orientation: September 26, 6pm
Coming of Age Retreat Dates:
October 27, 7pm-10pm
October 28, 9am-6pm
January 19, 7pm-10pm
January 20, 9am-6pm
May 11, 7pm-10pm
May 12, 9am-6pm