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We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults consistent and continual opportunities to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community.
Our 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 beyond the superficial.
  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
 
General Sunday morning programs
Children and youth are invited to attend one of the following Sunday morning R.E. programs, offered concurrently with both the 9 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary worship services, and 10 a.m. during our summer schedule (Memorial Day through Labor Day). For more details about our programming for children and youth of all ages, continue reading or select a more specific age group from the tabs to the left.

On Sunday mornings during the summer, children and youth are invited to Spring Hall for all-ages religious education. We will be hosting different congregants who will share their own hobbies, passions, and interests with the group. Sometimes we’ll be outside, so please plan supplying SPF and appropriate dress for your kids! If you have a hobby you’d like to share, connect with Amanda Uluhan to sign up for one or more Sundays!

 

 

 

Religious education can help us grow in faith, at any age. Yet faith development happens outside of our faith communities, too…especially at home. Parents and caregivers are our children’s primary religious educators, and not only because we give explanations and advice. Every day, we model attitudes toward faith, meaning, and purpose that children will notice and copy.

We support one another to discover and rediscover a seeking, active faith in the context of our family lives.

  • Tapestry of Faith
    By creating the first, ever online lifespan curricula for our congregations, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) invites seekers as well as members to engage in faith study at home. Each religious education (RE) program includes stories, activities, worship, and social action ideas to nurture people of all ages in ethics, spirit, and faith. Parents can go online and read the Tapestry of Faith stories and activies their children experience in RE programs. Every session features Taking It Home and Find Out More sections to help you extend the session topics.
  • Family Pages in UU World
    The four-page, themed centerfold in UU World draws from stories, activities, and faith development guidance in Tapestry of Faith programs. These pages, edited by Susan Lawrence, offer inspiration and ideas to use at home—for parents to share with children, elders to share with grandchildren, and UUs and seekers of all ages to explore.

 

 

How can I get participate?
Our R.E. classes are all volunteer-lead. Our staff support volunteer congregants, providing training, assistance, and preparation for the classes. Parent/guardian volunteers are asked to help four times each church year, with classroom, prep, or special events. R.E. teachers are in the classrooms at both 9 and 11 a.m. programs, one to four times a month.
 
What if I’m a visitor?
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend most of our Sunday morning Religious Education (R.E.) programs on a drop-in basis; it’s a great way to get to know our faith community! On the third visit we request that the family registers their child for class.
Stay in touch with our weekly R.E. newsletter!
Each week, we email out updates regarding our programming, events, and other important information. Click here to sign up.
Staff for the Lifelong Learning Department
Aisha Hauser, Director of Lifelong Learning for general information, and for support for your family and children.
Amanda Uluhan, R.E. Programs Coordinator for children and youth registration, and how to get involved volunteering or teaching.
You can learn more about our staff who work in the Lifelong Learning department at East Shore here.