This rite-of-passage program begins in the 7th grade year with the Building Bridges comparative religions program, and culminates in the 8th grade year, bridging their experiences with FUSN’s Nursery-through-7th-grade Sunday morning program to the Youth Group. The COA program has four parts: Comparative Religions, Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education, social service, and a year-long relationship with an adult mentor who is a member of the FUSN community. There is a weekend retreat in the fall and monthly Sunday morning program meetings throughout the year, culminating with a graduation service in May where each candidate affirms his or her personal beliefs in a credo to the congregation.

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