When youth in a Unitarian Universalist congregation complete a year of learning and exploration of their own beliefs and motivations, that milestone is marked by the Coming of Age ceremony. The Coming of Age year often spans the time when a young person is making the transition from middle school to high school. It is a time for reflection about beliefs, about accountability for one’s actions and about important relationships. Parents have a role in the Coming of Age process, as well.
In the Coming of Age ceremony, youth read a credo statement, and parents share personal reflections about their love and appreciation of their child on the threshold of adulthood. After completing the Coming of Age process, young people become eligible to assume full membership in the congregation if they desire.
If you are interested in discussing further any of UUC’s Rites of Passage, please contact Rev. Dr. Frances Sink for more information or to make an appointment.