P1270821At First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, we recognize youths’ need for spiritual and religious search and definition. Our Coming of Age program is designed for 12- to 18-year-olds to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and begin to clearly express their personal belief systems.

COA participants are paired with an adult mentor who is a member of the congregation. Through group discussions, retreats, guest speakers, and one-on-one time with their mentors, participants are asked to investigate their personal spirituality. Workshops challenge participants to think deeply about their moral code and spiritual beliefs. In addition, students are required to complete a community service project.

At the conclusion of the program, students work together to present a worship service. Instead of a sermon, participants deliver their faith statements or credos, written statements of their personal beliefs and perspectives. (Students who do not want to read their credos can develop another way to express their faith statements, like art, dance or music.)

At First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Coming of Age is offered periodically. Please contact our religious educator for more information.