A Place to Be Yourself

What's dynamic, democratic, deep, playful and comes with tasty snacks? If you are a high-school aged youth who seeks a community where fun and kindness are appreciated, then come: discover USNF Youth Group.

Youth GroupYouth group (YG) meets weekly on Sundays from 4-6 pm, sometimes online and sometimes outside in-person as COVID-19 and weather allows. We invite newcomers who are in 9th-12th grade to join us for the first eight weeks of the year, with a virtual orientation for newcomers on September 12th, 2021 from 4-6pm. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. You can experience YG first hand, then decide if it is right for you and commit to continue. Register Here.

We endeavor to share with one another and build relationships across ages. This year we will be partnering with the youth group at the UU Society of Amherst for even more fun activities and programs together. Together, we explore meaningful questions, learning and growing as people and as Unitarian Universalists. We engage in social action on issues that are important to us. We plan and participate in unique and special worship. And we always have fun!  

Learn about our curbside compost program: Hampshire Gazette Article and Youth Group Article

Youth Group is a program of the Religious Education Program of USNF.  It is guided by part-time Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, Johnny Williams, and the Youth Adult Committee (YAC) which represents the entire group in decision-making and leads by example. The YAC is a dynamic team of elected youth, along with two adult advisors and the Youth Coordinator. Four dedicated volunteer advisors, adult members of the congregation, support YG through their presence at meetings and events.

Every few years, the Youth Group has the opportunity to travel to Transylvania to learn about the history of Unitarianism and meet our partner church community. In the summer of 2019, 7 youth took this pilgrimage and here are some of their reflections on the experience: Transylvania Trip Youth Sermons

If Youth Group sounds like your cup of tea and tasty snack, or if you are interested in other activities, please contact our Youth Director, Johnny Williams, at yThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
There are other options for high school youth to become involved in our congregation, as well.