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 work, reflect, and laugh together. They learn what it means to be “UU” by exploring the beliefs and practices of many faiths, and learn the value of putting their faith into action by engaging in social justice.
Religious Education youth group

2021 – 22 Course Descriptions

During in-person worship and pre-scheduled meetings, children are nurtured by loving caregivers in a safe, child-friendly environment.

When Sunday services have resumed, children proceed to “RE” classes after “Worship for All Ages”. In this classroom, they learn about UU Principles – promises we make as we celebrate, discover, and play together, using the colors of the rainbow as their guide.

Structured community-building and sharing of UU values with related play activities, all following themes used in UUCW Worship and Small-group ministries – but tailored for the age groups assembled. (Parents, with DLRE guidance, can decide which age group children “on the borders” would be most comfortable in.)

“Meet” and share with age-appropriate Soul Matters-themed lessons, stories & activities — home or away! Class meets via Zoom once/month but could expand to more often, depending on family interest and availability of volunteer leaders. (Guardians expected to accompany their child/ren into the online sessions.)

Clarify “UU” identity while exploring their own – and learning about the beliefs & practices of the world’s religions. This is a new “take” on the traditional Neighboring Faiths class, set within a framework of the Soul Matters themes used elsewhere at UUCW.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists meet after Sunday worship services (which they are also encouraged to attend!) to connect, share experiences, and to plan outings/events. (These usually take place on weekends and during summer breaks.) YRUU fosters community, service, and UU values among teenagers, preparing them for a spiritual life in their early adulthood.

Religious Education kids in Service