Youth Group Resource Packets
Designed for Theme-Based & Non Theme-Based Churches Alike!
Now designed for online!
We love partnering with and supporting youth group leaders! Filled with creative, faith-based worship, games, mindfulness moments and discussion starters, our monthly youth packets lessen youth advisors' planning time so they can focus on the work of relationship.
Each packet contains 4 weeks of session material. All packets are designed for online use and with Covid-19 social distancing measures in mind.
While the packets are structured around our Soul Matters themes, these themes are general ones that speak to the universal journey of youth. So even if you are not a theme-based congregation, the packets will work for your program.
We call this series "On the Road Together" in honor of the way youth groups offer youth partners for their journey. Friends, community, shared values, support in the midst of life’s twists and turns: These are the building blocks that make UU youth ministries meaningful and transformative. Our “on the road” frame also highlights the way in which each monthly theme is a path all youth need to learn to navigate.
This is not a curriculum. We've designed it as a chest of building blocks. In other words, our goal isn't to create your youth group experience for you step-by-step, but instead give you the tools and resources you need to build your own experience. Like a box of Legos! This is our way of honoring the fact that every youth group has its own unique culture.
Each packet's components support "whole person" learning, with each section focusing on a different way through which we engage the world: head, heart, hands, body, spirit/soul and community. Here's an overview of these holistic packet sections:
I. Getting Started (engaging the theme through community)
II. Spiritual Practice (engaging the theme soulfully)
III. Discussion Starters (engaging the theme with your head)
IV. Express Yourself (engaging the theme with your hands and creativity)
V. Fun & Games (engaging the theme body and experiential learning)
If you need help figuring out whether or not a subscription is right for you, please email our Director of Religious Education Resources, Katie Covey.
Click on the buttons below to get our 10 month series, mid-year series or individual packets. You can also download our sample packet.
Mid-Year Subscription Now Available!
The mid-year subscription covers the remaining 5 months of the year (Feb-June) and costs $60 ($12/month) for all congregational sizes.
Buy now and get the January packet on Imagination for free!
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For more information contact Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org. Soul Matters Sharing Circle LLC