Children’s & Youth Education Pre-K to Grade 12
We want our children to develop a strong sense of personal values and to feel confident in expressing and acting upon them. Our Religious Education (RE) and Youth Group program for children and youth is grounded in Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles. It is informed by the spiritual practices and wisdom of the world’s religions including Earth-centered traditions. It looks to the words and deeds of prophetic people and to our own direct experience. Our goal is to provide children with a framework they can build upon to help them grow up to become responsible adults who make wise decisions about what to believe and how to live. We encourage our young people to define and live their values and to make a difference in the world.
- Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles
- The Seven Rainbow-colored Principles for kids
- Unitarian Universalism’s Six Sources
A New Model for Sunday Mornings Starting Fall 2022
We are excited to pioneer a new Sunday morning model beginning in September. Half of our Sundays, called “Full Service Sundays,” will continue to look similar to what we do now: an hour-long worship service with RE (religious education) classes for children and youth. Twice a month, new “Action Sundays” will begin with a shorter worship service for all ages, followed by a choice of activities. Imagine our social hall and other rooms filled with vibrant programs ranging from discussion and meditation circles to social action and art or worship projects, all related to a monthly theme and our UU Principles and values. The goal is to offer choices that appeal to different learning preferences and ages, and there will always be options for our virtual participants. Staff educators will teach RE classes twice monthly and will mentor and supervise children and youth on Action Sundays. Block Room childcare supervision will be available for younger children during all programs.
If you have questions about next fall please contact:
Sunday Implementation Committee, Chair
We welcome all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identification, affectional preference or sexual orientation, age, physical or mental challenge, social or economic status.
For more information contact our Interim Director of Youth & Family Programming, Lillian Svec