Youth News 3/7/21

Youth Group Information-


This Sunday 

This Sunday you will need one piece of watercolor paper (found in your RE @ Home Kit), the watercolor palette (found in your RE @ Home Kit), a cup of water, and a pencil. After our lesson, high schoolers will play a Jackbox Game and middle schoolers will dive into Roblox. 

Before Sunday

Find a quiet spot either outside or in your home with your journal and a writing utensil. Take a few moments to do a quick breathing exercise. Breathe in, hold, breathe out, hold. Do the breathing exercise four to six times. Then use your journal to record your response to this week’s prompt:

What role does religion or spirituality play in your life?

It might be helpful to first define what religion and spirituality mean to you. It’s ok to not have a clear answer. Religion and spirituality are a journey, and our answers will change and shift as we move through life. Write down what’s true for you now.

Reminder: Our journal prompts for this month are taken from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming: A Guided Journal”

Virtual RE Zoom Information:


Meeting ID: 869 7289 9462
Passcode: youthgroup

High School meets at 11:30 AM

Middle School meets at 2 PM

Teen Coffee Hour Is Back!

We’re bringing back the teen coffee hour! Our teen coffee hour takes place the last Sunday of the month. During the coffee hour, UU youth from congregations throughout VA join us for discussion, games, and to build our Beloved Community beyond CVUU’s wall (or zoom). To switch it up we’ve partnered with the other UU congregations in the Joseph Jordan Cluster to share leading duties. This month’s coffee hour will be led by the Fredericksburg UU congregation’s DRE and youth.  Join us on April 25th at 12:30 PM to get to know more UU youth! Teen Coffee Hour is open to all youth ages 13-18. Zoom information will be shared in next week’s email.

First Principle Projects

Middle School: The virtual youth ambassador schedule went out this morning. Please make sure to check it and let me know as soon as possible if there are any conflicts.  

High School: The date for the clothing/board game drive is Saturday, April 10th from 12 PM – 2 PM. Those wishing to be present to collect donations will have to register for Covid safety. Today is the last day to register if you wish to be present to collect donations:  


During the summer middle school and high school RE will be combined into one youth group RE. This is ONLY for the summer session. More details about summer RE as well as Coming of Age will be sent out in April. Please keep an eye out for that email as your feedback will be vital in ensuring a thriving and enriching RE program for the 2021-2022 church year. 

REACH (Raising Ethical Autonomous Children) Information-

REACH (a parent/guardian
education group that offers emotional support and community) meets Thursday, April 15th at 8 PM! The topic for discussion will be work/life balance. 

REACH Zoom Information: 


Meeting ID: 894 8637 4276

Passcode: parent


Rayven Holmes (she/her)
Youth Program Coordinator

Office Hours-
Mon & Wed: 9 AM – Noon
Sunday: 8 AM – 3 PM
Correspondence sent outside of office hours will be returned within 48 hours.

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