What We Offer Through the Lifespan
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Our adult religious education programs span a wide variety of topics, recently including race, mass incarceration, and aging. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Responsibility for development of the church Religious Education program is shared with the RE Team of volunteers, the Director of Religious Education (DRE), and the minister. Kids learn valuable “moral lessons” that can help them navigate their complex lives while growing in a caring, nurturing environment. Volunteers teach Sunday classes on a rotating basis; teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
For your child’s safety, please make sure to fill out a Registration Form for your child before his or her first RE session. Please let us know if your child has any special needs. If you have further questions or would like to participate in these programs, contact us.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our Director of Religious Education to get connected.
To see this month’s RE Newsletter, please click here.