Children’s Education K-8 (Old)
We want our children to develop a strong sense of personal values and to feel confident in expressing them and acting upon them. Our Religious Education program for children teaches ethical living, our Unitarian Universalist principles (learn the kids’ rainbow principles) and heritage, and religions of the world, including Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Native American, and neo-Pagan teachings.
We offer our program in a way that gives children a framework they can build upon, so that they will grow up to become responsible adults and make wise decisions about what to believe and how to live.
Formal Sunday school classes are held during services from September to June every year, except during multigenerational services, held about once every two months, that are designed to be more child-friendly. We have fall, winter, and spring trimesters. Between the fall and winter trimesters (around the winter holidays), Intersession classes are held for Pre-K to 8th graders. During this time, the children do art, crafts, cooking, social action, and other activities focused on the different holidays of the season.
Sunday Morning Schedule
Parents may bring children and youth of any age to church services (10:30 – 11:30 am).
Childcare is available every Sunday morning in the Block Room from 10 am to noon for infants to 6 years old. Parents are expected to pick up children from the Block Room by noon.
Children and youth from kindergarten to 8th grade typically begin in the sanctuary with the adults and are then escorted to their classes after the Time for All Ages. We request that parents of kindergartners and first and second graders pick up their children at their classroom after the service ends. Older children and youth are dismissed from the classroom to meet their parents in the Social Hall. Please discuss requested exceptions to this policy with the classroom teachers.
Parents or another designated adult(s) are expected to remain at the Fellowship while children and youth are in our care, in case of medical emergency or any other situation requiring parental attention. Requests for exceptions to this policy should be directed to the Interim Director of Youth and Family Programming.
Parents are asked to register their children in the program after they begin to attend regularly. Please ask the DRE for a registration form on Sunday.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact Lillian Svec, the Interim Director of Youth and Family Programming.