Religious Exploration for Youth
We accompany our children in their spiritual development, encouraging them to question, wonder, and develop their own faith while confirming the religious values that we share.
In their classes, children are introduced to a range of ideas—from the accomplishments of notable Unitarian Universalists (UU), to wisdom from all the world’s religions, to character-building and self-awareness exercises that help them navigate their lives in more satisfying ways. Our children are a beautiful reflection of our UU teachings—open-minded, inquisitive, gentle people who are seeking community in the same way we all are.
Nursery (ages 5 and under)
Paid nursery staff and volunteers provide childcare for infants and preschoolers on Sunday morning from 10:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. During all scheduled church activities, childcare is available by arrangement.
Preschool (ages 3 to 6)
Preschool class happens right next door to the nursery, for easy movement between the rooms. A team of volunteer teachers takes turns each week sharing lessons from the curriculum Chalice Children.
On Sunday mornings, children and youth gather in the sanctuary with their families at 11:00 a.m. After the lighting of the chalice, children leave for their classes, which meet from about 11:15 a.m. until about 12:10. We use sessions from the Tapestry of Faith curricula. For the current class topics, see the Current Newsletter. View the full curricula on the UUA Web site www.uua.org/religiouseducation/curricula/tapestryfaith.
Youth (Gr. 6–12)
Youth (Gr 6-12) are encouraged to stay for all of the Sunday Service as full-fledged members of the congregation. The Youth Group gathers at other times for activities.