Children and Youth

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Religious Education Program

In the Religious Education Program we guide children and youth in the liberal search for truth and meaning.

  • We explore the world’s religious traditions.
  • Children develop their own spirituality rooted in Unitarian Universalist values.
  • Social justice education and opportunities help our young people identify their place in the world.
  • A sense of belonging is built via classroom community and worshipping together.
  • Families of all kinds are affirmed and receive support to help children develop healthy minds and spirits.
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Youth Groups

Our core youth program for high school students provides experiences in community building and fellowship, worship and congregational engagement, social action, UU values, and leadership.

Middle school youth engage in a Neighboring Faiths program, and learn the value of putting their faith into action. We also offer units on gender bias in the media, and the comprehensive sexuality education program, Our Whole Lives.

Religious Education youth group

2018 – 19 Course Descriptions

Infants and toddlers are nurtured by consistent, loving caregivers in a warm, child-friendly environment.

Celebrate the wondrous qualities of children and the animals, objects, and people around them. We focus on the five senses, children’s abilities, nature, families, and our church home.

Weekly stories present diverse images of the spirit of love and mystery that some people call God. Through insights from the world religions, feminist studies, science, and human experience, children discover and express their own ideas of ultimate mystery, values, and meaning.

In a magical classroom full of potions, charms, care of magical creatures, herbology, divination, muggle studies, and defense against the dark arts, we live our UU values of wonder, diversity, love, social justice, and friendship.

Explore oppressions in our society while cultivating personal growth in those values that are tools for justice. Stories, role-plays, games, and several service projects during the year bring home the value of faith in action. We also explore units on gender bias in the media in order to confront negative stereotyping of women and men in our society.

Explore the worship practices of our own and other religions. Using videos, internet explorations, stories, and activities, we discover the spirituality and worship practices of our own and other religions, highlighted by visits to the worship services of different faith groups.

Our core youth program for high school students provides experiences in community building and fellowship, worship and congregational engagement, social action, UU values, and youth-led sessions exploring the monthly Soul Matters themes and other topics of importance to our youth and their world.

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Religious Education kids in Service

This Sunday in Religious Education

Friendship Finders: Nursery – Pre-K

Sundays, May 27 - September 2: Let’s discover new friends as we read stories, play games, and sing songs, all while learning about our Unitarian Universalist faith. Each session is based upon a UU Principle. Great summer-time themes include sharing and caring, families, animals, and nature.

UU Play! Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Sundays, May 27 – June 24; July 15 - Sept 2: Come Play With Us! Children experience true learning when having fun so get ready this summer for sharing, games, and activities. Through team-building games and group activities, children will develop the skills of cooperation, communication, empathy, and conflict resolution. Selected games will require the skills of everyone in the class and give children the opportunity to work together toward a common goal. Class activities will be held outdoors as much as the weather permits.