For a couple of years now this group that we called the Younger Adults has been meeting sporadically for potlucks and other social gatherings, service projects, spiritual discussions, putting on services, playing music, and enjoying each other’s company.
However, we realized that defining ourselves by an age group does not accurately or completely reflect who we are and we’d like to be more inclusive, and less confusing since “Young Adults” in UU traditionally has an age cutoff younger than some of our members. We wanted to define ourselves more by our goals, values, and actions than by mere demographics.
So the Younger Adults are announcing our re-branding as the Junto. This name was most famously adopted in the early 18th century by a group of friends organized to provide a structured form of mutual self-improvement, led by Benjamin Franklin. Though the members came from diverse occupations, backgrounds, and age groups, they all shared a spirit of inquiry and a desire to improve themselves, their community, and to help others.
If this group’s mission sounds interesting to you, we hope that this re-branding can refresh our invitation to join us. We continue to encourage membership of active adults building or in the midst of careers, family life, and other community-building activities. While age demographics are less important, most of the members of this group are ages 20-55, though outliers are never excluded.
Have an idea for an event? If you are already part of the Facebook group or email list, just go ahead and add an event. We are an informal, member-led group, so all are welcome to plan an event. Just let us know the date, time, location and if it is adults only, kids welcome, or family friendly. If you aren’t connected yet, see below.
How to connect with us:
Email us at youngeradults@UUFNN.org to join our email list (a google group). Talk to Laura Knight, or Evan Waldt on a Sunday. Show up at an event!