Coming of Age Youth
with Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn and Sam Dickerson
The Beautiful Journey – Coming of Age Service
Most religions have a rite of passage for their youth. In Unitarian Universalism, it’s Coming of Age. It is a time not only of faith exploration, but self exploration. Who is the person I want to be? What do I want to put out in this world? This group of thoughtful and engaging teens will share their impressions of this journey with the congregation through music, stories, and art. Join us as we celebrate these magnificent young people and this treasured tradition of our faith. This is an all ages service.
May Theme – Nurturing Beauty
Prelude – Xander Petras on violin
Welcome – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn
Today’s Theme – Sam Dickerson
Introduction – Jayden Lopez via Zoom
Call to Worship – Casie Sillars and Em Mellinger
Chalice Lighting – Griffin Smith, words by Coming of Age participants
Opening Hymn – #361 Enter, Rejoice, and Come In
Time for All Ages – Jayden reading Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Gabriella Barouch.
Offering Words – Dana Ryon and Brian Pletcher
Offering Music – When In Rome by Nickle Creek. Performed by Casey, Em, Xander and Anthony.
Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service or on cards in the foyer.
Time of Meditation – Xander Petras
Meditation Song – #396 I Know This Rose Will Open
Faith Statements – Coming of Age teens
Closing Hymn – #118 This Little Light of Mine
Benediction – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn
Extinguishing the Chalice – Griffin Smith
Announcements – Sam Dickerson
Postlude – Anthony Concepcion
- Service Discussion and Newcomers
- Social Justice- actions and discussion
- 70+ Seniors