Each of the coming of age youth gave lovely speeches about the state of their beliefs so far, and each was different and unique - just like the kids themselves. Geometric proofs, Dr. Seuss, and the Tao were all held up as central to someone's thinking.
And then the youth service highlighted the talents and faith of our high school youth. I loved the process of picking music with them - we ended up with some hymns, some spirituals, some Beatles, and some U2. And the two high school seniors who are Bridging this year each gave lovely, self-confident speeches about what it has meant to them to be a UU youth.
I was so proud of them all, and so happy to see them up front of the congregation.