Young Adults

YAs at the 2011 ACM in Toronto

YAs at the 2011 ACM in Toronto

In Unitarian Universalist communities anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 years old (inclusive) is known as a Young Adult (YA).

While young adults represent a range of life experiences, we celebrate the chance to be together in community. The young adult community is a vibrant group, made up of youth bridging into young adulthood, students, young parents, individuals who grew up in UU congregations, and those who found our community later in life. This phase in our life’s journey is often categorized as one of transitions, when reflection and spiritual practice foster comfort and connection.

Young adult gatherings take many forms, from campus ministry groups to play groups with children, weekly brunches to annual retreats; whenever we meet, our UU Young Adult community is one of mutual support and friendship.

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Young Adult Events

Joel, Devin, Asha and Darcie carry in the Canadian UU Young Adults banner at our Annual Conference & Meeting in Ottawa.

Joel, Devin, Asha and Darcie carry in the Canadian UU Young Adults banner at our Annual Conference & Meeting in Ottawa.

Gatherings of Young Adults reinforce a sense of community at regional, national, and continental events. Conferences and retreats bring UU YAs together for soulful, energizing, intentional community building.

  • Visit Young Adult Events to see descriptions of annual gatherings, and a list of upcoming conferences for Young Adults.
  • Youth and Young Adult Subsidy Application (pdf) This subsidy is provided by the CUC to help Youth and Young Adults attend regional, national and continental conferences and leadership development opportunities, and can be applied to registration and or travel fees or other cost barriers associated with taking part in these events.

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