Children’s Religious Education
We provide children an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education inspires:
- 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 7th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 8th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for an Appalachian community center. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and middle and high school programs are usually offered on weekends or evenings.
All children need to be registered each year for the RE program. To register for this year, please click here: Register for 2017/2018 year