Kids & Youth Registration 2020-21

Sep 4, 2020 | Learning, Registration & Safety, Top News

Whether your family has been engaged in East Shore for 10 years or 10 seconds, we have something to support you all during COVID-19. Come get plugged into fall programs for children and youth.

Register for East Shore’s Children and Youth Religious Education (RE) program

  • Please register your children and youth, ages 0-18, for our Sunday morning religious education programs.
  • Each year, we ask families to register their children for RE. Registering is essential to the functioning of our programs, giving parents and care providers access to important information about classes, weekly emails, and timely updates.
  • Online registration is preferred. This helps provide up-to-date and readily accessible information to our staff and RE volunteers.
  • Paper forms are available at East Shore as well.
  • After three visits, children and youth must be enrolled to participate in RE programs.
  • We are using a new membership software, Realm. This can be used as a guest or via an account, through the website browser or via a free app you can download on devices.

Annual Enrollment for Children and Youth

At East Shore we care about children and youth and we want to make sure they are counted in our community! Annual Enrollment for Children and Youth helps us to stay in touch with you and make sure we know the best and most current information about your family. Whether you’re involved in Sunday school Religious Exploration or not, we ask that you fill out our annual enrollment for families.

Please fill out and sign a new registration form each year. If your children or youth come to any event (Sunday school, Sunday services, Coffee Hour, etc.) three or more times during a year, we ask you to fill out a registration form to help us plan the program and make sure we count all the members of our multigenerational community!

Attendance and Drop Ins

Many of our other 2020-2021 classes and groups require sign-up ahead of time through enrollment and Zoom registration. However, Sunday morning Religious Exploration programs at 9:30 a.m. are all available for drop-in attendance at any point in the church year. The link for the meeting can be found here.

We understand the many reasons why families may not be able to attend programs each week and are especially at capacity for online engagement. Regardless, we encourage you to stay in conversation with us. We are in this together. Never hesitate to reach out with ideas on how we may be able to offer services that can support your more directly, either through material, educational, emotional, or spiritual resources.

You can register now on Realm through this link.

Volunteer Teachers

Our programs are supported through the tireless dedication of adults in the ESUC community who enjoy working with young people, have a strong UU identity, and have good listening and communication skills.

The volunteers that we select are screened, trained and supervised by Religious Exploration staff. They undergo robust background checks and are vetted carefully to help ensure the safety of our children and youth.

Many youth in our congregation serve as volunteer teachers for our children’s programs. Youth are able to use this service toward mandatory volunteer hours for school. We also offer other volunteer opportunities for youth who want to be involved at East Shore outside of the classroom.

Schedule for Fall Programs

All of our programs are running on a seven week cycles. We’ll have cycles to join and participate in and if you can’t make it this time, please join us at the start of the next cycle! Our cycles this fall are marked with a kick off date on the Social-Distance Soul Saturdays where children and youth pick up goodies and supplies, and there’s a special All Ages opportunity as well.

Fall cycle dates are: September 12, October 31, and December 5.





Pledging & Donations

Thanks to all those who give strong financial support through their annual pledges, we have no registration fee for the Sunday school. We can continue this tradition of strong voluntary financial support — please give as generously as you are able when you make your pledge to ESUC this year. If you don’t already pledge to East Shore, please consider a donation for your children or youth’s participation in programming. We rely on pledges and donations to help our staff and volunteers succeed!