Fall Programs for the Family

Aug 31, 2023 | Beacon, Children and Youth, Learning, News, RE-Flections

What a gorgeous summer we have had, full of fun memories outside in nature, and meaning-making inside ourselves and our communities. We’ve been connecting with a lot of you throughout the summer, building community in summer camp and in RE. We’re so proud of our youth who traveled to overnight sleep away camp, and of our teen counselors who helped lead our amazing Art Community camp right here at East Shore. As we turn our attention to fall, our programs are on a mission, and we need you!

Our 2023-2024 Kids and Youth programs support your families faith development, lift up kids and youth voices in our community, and engage families in our wide array of spirituality, social-emotional, and justice making ministries.

Classes run from September to June and we want you to sign up! Whether you come every Sunday, some Sundays, or are just checking us out, registering your kiddos helps connect you in a safe and supportive way to our lifelong community.


Register children and youth (ages 0-18) online. Once you register your kids and youth in our programs, you’ll stay connected to class details, volunteer opportunities, family events, and more. This rolling registration form helps our kids ministry work to keep your kiddos safe and well-served at East Shore UU. Register your kids once annually so we can stay up-to-date with you, and you can stay up-to-date with Sunday programs, special events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Register here

  • Little UU’s: RE Kids Nursery/Preschool
  • Discovery Year: RE Kids Lower Elementary
  • Stepping Stones: RE Kids Upper Elementary
  • Yes-UU: Youth Exploring Spirituality – Jr High Youth Group
  • YUUP HS Youth: Young Unitarian Universalist Project – Sr High Youth Group
  • Family Covenant Circle: monthly parent/caregiver community circle, UU childcare provided


Fill out our Volunteer Application Form at forms.gle/QmW1fxdNksMRCZWH7. Our programs are led by volunteers in the congregation. We’ll discuss faith development and mentorship, safety in our congregations, team building for your groups, and take a curriculum deep dive. Help us craft a community for moving forward!

All volunteers can attend the RE Kids Volunteer Training on Saturday, September 9 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Additional training for Youth Advisors working with junior and senior high youth will take place Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

All parents/caregivers will be invited to contribute 4-6 hours of RE Volunteer time in the 2023-2024 year. We’ve restructured some of our programs this year to create more opportunities for parents and volunteers outside of worship time. Our goal is that volunteering to serve in the children’s programs will connect our community and inspire leadership and organization in a way that nothing else can. We want you to feel more a part of this work! As you see volunteer opportunities published, be sure to reach out and connect.

We want to thank you so much for your support and interest in East Shore’s year-round programs to make community connections and get kids and families connected to spirituality, joy, and justice. We hope to see you in the Sanctuary and classrooms soon!

by Amanda Alice Uluhan, Director of Religious Education