Youth Programs

Programs for Youth (ages 13-18)

As Unitarian Universalists, our call to the work of youth ministry rests on our spiritual commitment to build the world we dream about — a world in which our faith communities welcome people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to join hands in nourishing our spirits and healing the world.
— The Youth Ministry Working Group Report, 2009.

Youth at the Calgary Unitarians meet during the service, in a space that has been decorated by the youth, for the youth. It’s a place where open discussion happens in a safe environment. We talk about our faith. We talk about other faiths. We do fun activities. We talk service. We talk acceptance and openness. All with respect and a shared sense of learning about each other and our world. For many youth it’s a valued time to decompress from their week and find comfort in shared experiences and community.

The youth also attend the service upstairs in Wickenden on a periodic/monthly basis, based on class votes for services of interest. These dates are posted on the Room 8 door.

Youth Classes: September to May, 10:30am to 11:30am, downstairs in Room 8. There are no classes July/August, youth are welcome to attend the summer services in Panabaker during this time.
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All youth in our programs must have BOTH an Information Form and a Release & Media Consent Form completed by a parent or guardian (one per registrant):

  1. REQUIRED Registration Form
  2. REQUIRED Release & Media Consent Form
  3. Volunteer Form: Your participation, in whatever capacity you are able to give, is greatly appreciated. To best match our volunteer opportunities with your interests, please fill out our CYRE Volunteer Form

Please return forms to our Director of Religious Exploration.

Youth, parents, advisers, and youth allies are invited to join our Facebook Group.

Past Newsletters

October 2, 2022:  The Magical Yet
Sunday September 18, 2022: The Cool Bean
Sunday September 11, 2022: Belonging
Sunday, June 19, 2022: Happy Father’s Day!
Sunday, June 12, 2022: Blessings
Sunday, June 5, 2022: Everybody Needs A Rock
Sunday, May 29, 2022: The Curious Garden
Sunday May 8, 2022: Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 1, 2022: Celebrating May Day!
Sunday, April 24, 2022: Earth Day! 
Sunday, April 17, 2022: The Passover Guest
Sunday, April 10, 2022: Diversity and Identity
Sunday, April 3, 2022: National Poetry Month
Sunday, March 27: The Invisible String
Sunday, March 13: The Hugging Tree!
Sunday February 27, 2022: The Capybaras!
Sunday February 20, 2022: The Little Turtle and the Changing Sea
Sunday February 13, 2022: Shannen’s Dream and Have a Heart Day!
Sunday, January 23, 2022: I Am Peace
Sunday, January 16, 2022: Stuffed Animal Sleep Over!
Sunday, January 9th, 2020:  The Gift of Intentional Connection
Sunday, December 19th: Winter Solstice! Winter Solstice!
Sunday, December 12th: The Joy Our Pets Bring!
Sunday, December 5th: Possibilities of Joy!
Sunday, November 14th Our Family Tree
Sunday, November 7th Getting Unstuck
Sunday, October 31st Happy Halloween
Sunday, October 18th Exploring the 8th Principle
Sunday, October 10th Happy Thanksgiving
Sunday, October 3rd Legend of the Three Sisters
Sunday, September 26th Dinosaurs and Making Friends
Sunday, September 19th: Welcome Fall and Mabon