What We Offer Through the Lifespan
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Our mission is to provide the children and youth of this fellowship a foundation based on Unitarian Universalist principles, and a community dedicated to providing an environment in which spiritual awareness, tolerance, acceptance, and personal growth can be nurtured and developed according to each child’s unique nature.
We use Unitarian Universalist curricula in multi-age classes with a group of committed volunteer teachers. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith. We hope that your family will find a home for their spiritual growth in our programs and hope to see you soon!
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Religious Exploration classes are offered from September through June for children and youth. Nursery care is available for children ages birth – 5 years in Dodd Hall during all services. 1st – 6th grade RE classes meet at 10:30 a.m. in Dodd Hall each Sunday. 7-9th grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) runs on Sundays from September – May 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Dodd Hall. 9-12th grade High School Youth Group meets every other Sunday for Small Group Ministry in the Old Stone Church from 12-1:30 p.m. K-12th-grade students meet all together on the last weekend of each month at 10:30 a.m. in Dodd Hall for Super Sunday social justice activities.
Review our behavior covenant.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our religious educator to get connected.