Junior High Youth

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From service opportunities and field trips, to spiritual practice and creating a youth service, our community welcomes and cultivates youth as the emerging leaders they are.   We are a welcoming and radically inclusive community, and youth learn along with the congregation to build beloved community and find a place where they are accepted.


On Sunday Mornings:

Compass Points (Grades 6 - 8) 

Compass Points is a curriculum which guides adolescents on a yearlong spiritual journey with opportunities to explore their identities, their beliefs, their Unitarian Universalist faith, their relationships with others and their connections to the world. Compass Points is designed for middle school youth groups and is often used in conjunction with coming of age programs, but can be adapted for use with high school age youth.  This class meets on Sunday during the religious education hour.  


Supporting Programs:

Each year, we offer one of two alternating programs that provide important formative foundations for the transition into high school-aged youth.  These programs usually meet twice a month on Sunday evenings, and include special field trips and overnights.  For the 2017-18 year, the Sunday evening program is the Our Whole Lives  (grades 7 - 8) sexuality education course.  In 2018-19, we will offer Coming of Age (grades 8 and/or 9), a year-long Unitarian Universalist rites of passage program.  

*For parents whose youth are participating in Our Whole Lives this year, please visit this page to keep up to date with the class calendar, logistics, permission documents, and the dinner sign up.



Religious Education Contacts

Our minister and the religious educator are here to listen and help. Please feel free to contact any of them.

Rev. Dr. David Herndon Senior Minister

(412) 621-8008, extension 102

Erica Shadowsong

Lifespan Religious Education Director


(412) 621-8008, ext 103 (church)

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First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Tuesday - Friday
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