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Coming of Age (CoA) invites UUCP community members ages 12-15 to explore and develop your beliefs, spirituality, and faith. The program prepares you to become a member of the congregation and create deep connections in the community. Information about becoming a Coming of Age mentor can be found at the bottom of this page.

We meet Wednesdays at 6 pm in Gather. Email comingofage@phoenixuu.org for the link.

Interested participants and mentors, please register now:


Important Dates for the 2021 – 2022 Session

July 14th – First Meeting!
Aug. 4th – Family and Mentor Interest and Info Meeting
Aug. 25th – Middle and High School Convocation
Aug. 26th -Mentor Orientation
Sept. 22nd – Meet Your Mentor!
Dec. 1st – Family and Mentor Meeting
Jan. 14th -17th – CoA Retreat
May 11th – Final Meeting
May 13th – Graduation Rehearsal
May 15th – Graduation Ceremony and Service

Growing in Community

  • You’ll have a mentor in the congregation. This is an adult member of UUCP (someone other than your parent), who will help guide you through the process.
  • You’ll have the CoA facilitators. Your facilitators will support you in reflecting on your experiences, writing your credo, and creating the CoA service.
  • Most importantly, you’ll have each other! Your cohort will be grouped by age and you’ll have a team of voyagers to explore with.

Curriculum

Unit 1: Introductions

7/14/21 – 8/11/21
These optional (but highly encouraged) sessions will help you get to know your cohort and facilitators, understand program expectations, and learn about our meeting platform: Gather.

Unit 2: Exposure

Autumn 
Learn about UU History, visit other houses of worship, get close and personal with the 8 principles, and see what there is to see.

Unit 3: Synthesis

Winter 
Answer big questions about humans and faith. Why do people go to church? Why do people talk about hell so much? Are traditions important?

Unit 4: Reflection

Spring 
Ask big questions about yourself!
Maybe even find some answers. What spiritual practices matter to you? Why do you choose to do good in the world? Why do you get to be part of the universe???? What did the universe ever do for you?


Download CoA Posters

Download our Coming of Age poster (left) and our Coming of Age Mentors poster (right) as PDFs.

Download our Coming of Age poster (above) and our Coming of Age Mentors poster (below) as PDFs.


Become a Mentor!

The Coming of Age program is a powerful component of Children’s Ministry at UUCP. Your creativity, initiative, and passion as mentors are a key part of its success.

Important Dates

Aug. 4th – Family and Mentor Interest and Info Meeting
Aug. 25th – Middle and High School Convocation
Aug. 26th -Mentor Orientation
Sept. 22nd – Meet Your Mentee!
Dec. 1st – Family and Mentor Meeting
Jan. 14th -17th – CoA Retreat
May 13th – Graduation Rehearsal
May 15th – Graduation Ceremony and Service

Meet With Your Mentee

Oct. 20th, Nov. 17th, Jan. 19th, Feb. 23rd, March 23rd, April 20th

Mentor Meetups

An optional time to connect with other Coming of Age mentors:
Sept. 16th, Nov. 18th, Jan. 20th, Feb. 17th, March 17th, May 12th


We meet Wednesdays at 6 pm in Gather. Email comingofage@phoenixuu.org for the link.

Interested participants and mentors, please register now: