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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.
 
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).
 
Summer Chalice Camp
2019 Camp Dates: June 24-28, 9:30am-12:30pm
Register here online
Who? Children ages 5-11. You do not have to be a member of this congregation – camp is open to all! Camp is limited to 20 participants, so register now to save your spot! Teenage camp counselors invited to help!
Free! This camp is our gift to the community and we want it to be truly accessible to all. If you are able, however, we will gladly accept donations of up to $75 per child, to enable us to continue offering this camp every year.
What is Chalice Camp? A half-day camp full of games, songs, stories, crafts, and more fun! Camp content focuses on Earth Ministry, Community Building, and Social Justice. We do activities and games based on our seven UU principles. This community camp focuses on age-appropriate spiritual exploration, earth-based learning, and democratic values.
More questions? Contact our staff today.
 
 
9 a.m. Children & Youth Program: Spring Hall
Each Sunday morning in Spring Hall, we offer an innovative 9 a.m. program. During the Sanctuary 9 a.m. worship, children and youth meet in a multi-age setting to explore the principles through play and practice. We integrate worship, ritual, songs & music, story, and curriculum activities to provide a meaningful way to build community and explore spirituality, together. Children ages 4 or 5 through high school will have opportunities to enhance self-confidence, nurture multi-generational relationships, and ask important questions.
 
11 a.m. Children and Youth Programs: Upstairs in the Education Building
Our 11 a.m. programs are aged-based groups using the Unitarian Universalist Tapestry of Faith curriculum.
To learn what’s happening in our classes, please look here:
K-1: Wonderful Welcome
2-3: Faithful Journeys
4-5: Windows and Mirrors
6-8, Middle school youth group: Riddle & Mystery
9-12, High school youth group: youth-selected Tapestry of Faith curriculum, along with monthly social and volunteer activities to develop community, deepen values, and explore spirituality. Write to coordinator@esuc.org to join our Facebook group and weekly newsletter.
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. Click here to register for R.E.
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.