YOUTH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
OUR CURRENT PROGRAM
A few weeks a month, our children ages five and up are encouraged to join the worship service at 10:30am for 20 minutes. Worship services provide an opportunity to listen to meaningful music, share joys and sorrows and hear relevant children’s stories. We choose our stories according to themes from holidays, days of observance and Unitarian Universalist eight principles. They reflect our values of a welcoming community to LGBTQIA+ folks, people of color, neuro divergent and differently abled children.
Coming of Age
In late Spring, Unitarian Universalist teenagers usually join our congregation with a special "Coming of Age" ceremony. This ceremony is often preceded by a four-month curriculum helping them learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs. The Coming-of-Age ceremony usually features the youth reading their statements of personal belief (credo statements) to the congregation.
Care for Babies and Toddlers
We provide a safe and nurturing environment for babies and toddlers. We have a hired staff person who works with volunteers to provide the best care for your child(ren). Caregivers are available from 10:15- 12pm to accommodate coffee hour. Please provide your own diapers, bottles etc. Children will enjoy snack, stories, sensory activities and free play. They will go outdoors as weather permits. Please provide outdoor gear.
Games, Snack, and Sharing
Our children enjoy community building games in the multi-purpose room prior to snack. Snack will be offered with gluten free, and dairy free options. Nuts are avoided. During the snack we discuss the stories and themes from the service and hear about the children’s news.
What is Unitarian Universalism?
Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. Our Faith draws on many religious traditions, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities and the world a better place. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are committed not only to spiritual growth and transformation but also to involvement in the world.
Acting Director of Religious Education – Eva Leventer
Childcare Staff- Jill Border
Chair of Youth Programs Committee – Brian Parthum
Youth Program Committee Members