We provide children, youth, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.
The philosophy behind Unitarian Universalist religious exploration programs is to offer all ages:
Internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
Connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
Feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious exploration programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the kindergartners singing songs about kindness, the 3rd and 4th graders working on a rite of passage program, the middle schoolers talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th-9th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, the high-school youth engaged in conversation about ethical living, and adults learning about methods of approaching social justice. Many programs incorporate fellowship and fun.
Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ learning programs. Learning Journey volunteers and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.