High School Youth
Coming Of Age (COA)
Grades 9&10 (older teens with permission)
10:45-noon (Families begin together in the service) Portable Building
Now enrolling for 2019-2020!
COA is a yearlong exploration of beliefs, values and religious identity, much like the Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation year in other faith traditions. The three main areas of study include:
Unitarian Universalist history and traditions, and the Six Sources and Seven Principles
Great religious questions, such as “Is there a God?” or “Why are we here?”
How to live as a part of a church community
At the end of the course, each youth crafts a statement of personal belief and action called a Credo. The class plans and presents a worship service in late spring and presents their Credos to the congregation. The year culminates in a heritage trip to Boston in early summer to visit sites important to Unitarian Universalism including Walden Pond and the headquarters of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
10:45-noon (Families begin together in the service)
Room S7 (Khaki and pink classroom)
Our high school class welcomes teens all year round. It emphasizes spiritual deepening, social action, worship, leadership and community building. Working alongside their youth advisors, teens play an integral part in planning their own programming.
High School Youth Group
Grades 9-12 (Times and location vary month to month)
Our teens have monthly social events September-May outside the church for fun and fellowship. The group also participates in charitable activities/social action. Spring events will include a bonfire on March 30, a campout in April and marching in the Dallas Pride Parade June 2.
New Orleans Service Trip Ages 14-18*
July 1-7, 2019 priority REGISTRATION deadline June 1
Join Horizon for a service-learning trip to New Orleans and the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal. The teens will learn about New Orleans and justice issues, and spend time in the community helping others. We'll have lots of fun, too, enjoying the local color and cuisine and visit many sites in and around New Orleans!
For a details FAQ, click here: New Orleans Service-Learning Trip 2019
* for teens who will be 14-18 years old at time of trip. Those who have just completed high school are also welcome!