Youth Programs in the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

“You and I
we make the circle
if we choose to.”

Rev. Marta I. Valentín, from “Waiting,” in Voices From the Margins 
(Rev. Marta is a Latinx UU Minister and the Harvard Divinity School UU Denominational Counselor)
As our year begins, I’m so excited to welcome the incoming 9th graders joining us in Coming of Age and the 10th -12th graders joining us in Youth Group this year. I’m especially excited and humbled to be making another journey with you all this year with our fabulous mentors, advisers and Youth Committee members who support our programming as dedicated volunteers.
If you’re new to the Youth Programs at First Church in Belmont, welcome. Find more information about Youth Group here and Coming of Age here.

Parent Orientations

  • Coming of Age Parent Orientation: Thursday, September 14th at 7:30pm in Parish Hall.
  • Youth Group Parent Orientation: Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00pm in Parish Hall.
This year the first session of Coming of Age will take place on Sunday, September 17th from 2:00 – 3:30pm. This time allows for 9th graders in the musical to be able to join both COA and the musical.
Youth Group’s first session will take place on Sunday, September 10th from 6:00 – 7:00pm for the elected members of the Youth Advisory Committee, and 7:00 – 9:00pm for Youth Group.

Register & Fees

Parents, please remember to register your youth for COA and YG this year, if you haven’t already. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/GowFmBgNI5JwXRrx2
The registration cost for the year for both programs is $150 per youth. Scholarships are available, please email me at ssaeed@uubelmont.org for more information. This fee helps cover snacks for weekly meetings and any materials needed for activities. Please note that retreats, overnights and another off site events may include additional fees.

If you can’t make it to the parent orientation for either COA or YG, or both, please let me know and we can meet at a separate time, preferably before the programs start.

Calendars for Youth Programs

Click the links below to download the COA and YG Calendars for 2017-2018. Please keep in mind due to youth needs the calendar is subject to change over the course of the year. I’ll keep you updated of any changes as they occur. The dates are also on the main calendar for the church on our website.
As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me, Sana Saeed, at ssaeed@uubelmont.org or call at 617-484-1054, ext. 11.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon! 🙂