During this pivotal year, youth explore their maturing religious identity as they learn more about spiritual practice, the history of our faith, and begin to clarify their personal religious positions. All 9th graders are in the Odyssey Class, and some choose to participate in Coming of Age, an opportunity for deeper exploration and spiritual discernment. The year begins with a retreat and ends with a Heritage Trip to Boston. Coming of Age culminates in a Service of Recognition of their spiritual maturation, in which they present spiritual reflections and are invited to join the congregation as full members.