Bridging: A handbook for congregations. By Gail Forsyth-Vail and Jessica York. UUA of Congregations. Boston, 2012. Gail Forsyth-Vail is a member of the The North Parish of North Andover in Mass. The Bridging ceremony is an important milestone in the life of a young UU, as well as the life of their family and faith community. This book offers a blueprint for a year-long program and ceremony marking the transition from youth to young adult.