Bridging Ceremony on June 5

Each year at University Unitarian Church, we celebrate our bridging high school seniors with the Bridging Ceremony and Reception. 

We begin in the chapel with a special ceremony during the second service of our annual Flower Communion service, from 11:15-12:15 on Sunday, June 5. The Bridging Ceremony celebrates the transition of high school seniors from youth into adulthood. Youth receive the blessing of the congregation, and a rose with thorns. In contrast to the budding thornless roses given to infants and children who are dedicated in church, the rose with thorns symbolizes both one’s budding potential and resilience. Emergent young adults are no longer protected from the world by their parents, yet they remain part of a rich community of faith dedicated to holding them all the years of their lives.  

Following the service we will have a reception for the bridging seniors and their families.  

All UUC bridging youth and their families are welcome to this event. You are welcome no matter how involved or uninvolved you’ve been in Family Ministry programs or the wider life of UUC.  There’s so much to celebrate together in community! 

Please RSVP by Sunday, May 29, to Director of Family Ministry Melody Moberg, at