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Youth Programming
   
SCAVENGER HUNT


Following is a survey that can be used in a church related to the components of a balanced program. Additional items may be added by the congregation. The one component, Youth/Adult Relations, does not have a separate section here: it is suggested that the hunt be an intergenerational event – and possibly that the youth even invite adults to join them.


CONGREGATION: DATE:


Social Action/Social Justice
What causes that are evident?



What kind of activities can you find?



What do they call these activities? (Social Action, Social Justice, Faith in Action, Other?)



Worship What in a church that tells about how the congregation worships?
What religious symbols did you find?






Find an order of service. Bring it with you. Is there anything unusual about it—different than you are used to? What do you especially like about the order of service?




What is used for songs and readings?




Pick out one song and one reading that the group likes. Bring it back to the group, if possible.




Community Building (Activities/Fellowship)
What is welcoming here?






Is there a church directory? How current is it? What information about the congregation does it include?




How accessible is this facility? (For people with mobility or sensory impairment? Other needs?)




Does your congregation have a Small Group Ministry program? How do you know?






What community building activities are evident?




Is there a newsletter? Does it include information on activities in Religious Education? For youth?






Learning
What opportunities are there in your congregation for learning, and for what ages? What do you see that tells what is being taught?




Is the learning environment suitable for the age group? How do you know?








What information is there about Unitarian Universalism?






Are the Unitarian Universalist Principles evident?






Leadership
Who are the leaders of the church (name positions)? Where do you find this information?






Can you find: an annual report?




Can you find a report of meetings of the governing body (Board, Council, etc.) or committees?










OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CHURCH THAT YOU LEARNED IN DOING THIS SCAVENGER HUNT?







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