The Fifth Dimension 
 
For Middle School/Junior High(and older or slightly younger, as appropriate), we’ll be collaborating on another Imagine-RE program called The Fifth Dimension. Through classic Twilight Zone episodes (created by Unitarian Rod Serling), we’ll explore social and political issues relevant to youth. Students become deeply engaged in the topics and engrossed in the storytelling and “sci-fi” twists in episodes like “Eye of the Beholder” and “Enough Time At Last.”
We’ll be screen sharing through ZOOM with families from both churches. The time and details are being finalized, but we hope to start this program on September 13th.   The lessons are stand-alone and can be joined from week to week. Please take a look at the link and let us know if you’ll give it a try. Contact Dru Munroe at edrumunroe@gmail.com
“No preparation for the class is required!  Youth can just join the meeting at the scheduled time and you are ready to go!” 
September 27 at 11:30am:The Twilight Zone Season 2, Episode 6 entitled “Eye of the Beholder.”  Theme:  prejudice and social conformity

Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search. During the 2019-2020 church year, our youth learned about these world religions through readings, other resources, respectful discussions, by meeting individuals from these faiths, and attending services at their houses of worship: Catholic, Quaker, Islam, Judaism, Latter Day Saints, Buddhism, Navajo Spirituality, and Hindu. 

Coming of Age is our program to honor our youth’s transition from childhood and is offered to youth between the ages of 12 and 15.  Unitarian Universalist teenagers join their congregations with a special “Coming of Age” ceremony. This ceremony will be preceded by a year-long curriculum (held every other year) helping them to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs. The Coming of Age ceremony features the youth reading their statements of personal belief (credo statements) to the congregation in the presence of their Coming of Age mentors.

Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive Sexuality Education program developed jointly by the UUA and the United Church of Christ and is offered to Beacon families once a year.  For more details, click here.

In light of the cancellation of our spring in person OWL classes, Beacon’s OWL facilitators are offering“Parents as Sexuality Educators” classes to interested parents.
This program is up and running, so let us know you’re interested in joining us at OWLFlagstaff@gmail.com

For updates on our current Middle and High School Youth programming, please check our weekly e-newsletter.