Children and youth have big questions and concerns. As a community, we help young people find the courage and confidence to develop their own answers with many sources and mentors as guides.

Child watches monarch butterfly emerging at Unitarian Universalist Society

Overview

Our vibrant religious education program serves children and youth from preschool through high school. We offer religious education classes and a nursery during Sunday services for children through sixth grade, as well as junior and senior high youth groups during the week and a range of other family activities throughout the year.

Our classrooms are modern, comfortable spaces with large windows. Classes can also easily move outdoors as our church building is surrounded several acres of woods, gardens, trails, and play spaces.

Sunday religious education classes

Religious education classes for children in pre-K through grade 6 are held during Sunday services and explore themes such as Unitarian Universalist principles, personal identity, community, love, and justice. Classes are led by lay teams, who create a safe, nurturing learning community centered on age-appropriate activities and lessons.

Nursery/childcare (Ages 0-3)

Childcare for ages 0-3 is available during our Sunday services, and the nursery opens 10 minutes prior to the service start time. You are welcome to stay in the nursery to help your child feel comfortable, and we encourage you to bring any special items that may ease the transition.

Youth programs & opportunities

We offer youth groups for both junior and senior high that meet monthly. We also offer many ways for youth to become active members of the congregation and wider community.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a sexual education program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association, and we offer sessions for youth in both junior and senior high. With a holistic approach, OWL provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

Families & caregiver events

We believe that a child’s primary religious educators are their family and caregivers. You provide everyday explanations and guidance, model your values and beliefs, and demonstrate a way of living that children notice and emulate. To help in this important work, we provide families and caregivers with learning opportunities and events that allow you to connect with other families and the wider congregation.

Contact us

If you have questions about any of our programs for children and youth, please contact the Director of Lifespan Religious Education.