YRUU – High School Group

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YRUU Overview
What Members Say About YRUU

YRUU Overview

YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) is our church’s high school youth group. It is open to all high school age teens, including those whose families are not active in our church. The group meets on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. and occasionally at other times or on other days for special events (see current schedule below).  The YRUU Advisors are Jamila Batchelder, Joe Collins, Qhyrrae Michaelieu, and Kinjal and Erica Majumder.

In order to participate in YRUU, teens must submit several forms to the Director of Religious Education.  These forms are color-coded and can be found outside of the YRUU room.

  • Registration Form (orange)
  • Behavioral Policy Agreement (pink)
  • Medical Release Form (blue)
  • Outings Permission Form (green)
  • Movies Permission Form (yellow)
  • Confidentiality and Notification Form (red)

For more information on YRUU, contact dre@uuchurch.net.

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What Members Say About YRUU

Here’s what some of our members say about YRUU:

“A place where UU youth can discuss spiritual, philosophical, and frivolous ideas in a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere.”

“Doing fun stuff.”

“What is YRUU? Words cannot describe it, come see for yourself.”

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The programming for YRUU is decided by members and varies from year to year depending on the interests of the group (see current schedule). Our program is divided into four major areas of focus:

  • Discussions of philosophical/theological/political topics
  • Educational workshops/guest speakers
  • Fun activities and outings
  • Service projects

However, on any given day we may set aside our planned curriculum to talk about challenges group members are facing in their lives. We see our role as a supportive community as foremost to our mission. In addition to our Sunday meetings, we also have several other events each year including:

  • Lock-ins
  • Poetry Night
  • Valentine’s Day Dance
  • YRUU Lay-Led Service
  • Easter Brunch Fundraiser
  • Collaborative Sunday Service with Rev. Molly
  • Regional UU Youth Conference
  • Summer Service Trip

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YRUU will not meet during the summer months starting June 17, 2018. Regular meetings will resume in September 2018. The old schedule below shows the kinds of activities that YRUU members engage in.

2018 Winter/Spring Semester Schedule

Except as noted * YRUU will meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Sunday, Jan. 28 Podcast and envelope stuffing
Sunday, Feb. 4 Planning YRUU worship services on March 18
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11 * Dance and Lock-in – 5 p.m. Saturday and overnight
Sunday, Feb. 18 Loaves and Fishes
Sunday, Feb. 25 Bob Ross painting
Sunday, March 4 Music rehearsal for lay-led worship services on March 18
Sunday, March 11 Preparing for lay-led worship services on March 18
Sunday, March 18 * YRUU lay-led worship services at 9 and 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 25 Sign-making for the next walk-out against gun violence in April
Friday-Sunday, April 6-8 * Regional Youth Con in Springfield, Ill.
Sunday, April 15 Movie day (TBD)
Sunday, April 22 Earth Day
Sunday, April 29 Bike-riding on Katy Trail at Rocheport
Sunday, May 6 Park games
Sunday, May 13 NO YRUU MEETING
Sunday, May 20 Planned Parenthood Workshop with Cortney
Sunday, May 27 No meeting – Memorial Day weekend
Sunday, June 3 Plan for Bergfried trip
Friday-Sunday, June 8-10 * Bergfried trip
Tuesday-Sunday, June 19-24 * UUA General Assembly in Kansas City, Mo.

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