Are you looking for a place to really feel like you belong? Do you like asking and talking about the big questions in life? Would you like to be in a safe space to grow together with others? Do you celebrate diversity and want to explore lots of different ideas and beliefs? Join us to create your very own Cosmic Connections!
In today’s world, it can be hard to find spaces of spiritual belonging as churches and religions are becoming less mainstream and secular spaces don’t offer the religious and spiritual context, so we want to provide this to you! Our primary goals as program leaders are to build a network of inter-faith youth leaders with skill-sets in community building, value sharing, and having the confidence to forge new paths. Our vision is to create the light we want to see in the world. We are connecting you with the opportunity to build solidarity and community with one another and explore your own values and beliefs while learning about many faith traditions through workshops, field trips, plenty of games and activities, and time to reflect and connect. The entire program will strive to follow the community building steps of Bonding, Opening Up, Affirming, Stretching, and Deeper Sharing and Goal Setting, a model for youth workshop development found in Unitarian Universalist resource “Deep Fun”.
All Workshops and field trips will run two Saturdays per month between 4:30pm and 7pm between January and June 2019. The first Saturday of programming at 4:30pm will be a Meet-and-Greet to give youth and parents the opportunity to get to know each other and program leadership and to ask any questions they might have about programming in person. Refreshments will be provided. Detailed schedules and information forms to fill out about your youth will be given to registrants at the Meet-and-Greet. Supper will be included on any evenings that run later than 6pm.
- January 5 and 19
- February 16 and 23
- March 2 and 16
- April 13 and 27
- May 11 and 25
- June 8 and 22
Please be aware that the registration costs are all on a sliding scale and there is a donation option available if cost is a challenge. There is a sliding drop-in fee of $10-$20, but no-one will be turned away!
Also note that Westwood is a scent-free zone to accommodate folks with scent allergies. All Participants and visitors to our space are asked to avoid scented personal care products including perfumes, aftershave, deodorants, hair care products, etc.