Religious Education

Religious Education is a lifelong learning opportunity. We hold that religious education is a vital and important part of any life journey. Our classes offer children and youth the chance to ask theological questions and to seek answers for themselves.

The aim of our religious education program is to provide opportunities for our children and youth to gain the experience of awe and wonder that leads to an ethical and principled life.

Adult education classes are offered throughout the year and provide an opportunity for connection, intellectual stimulation and spiritual growth.

Infants

Infants are welcome to stay with their parents during our services. We have a space designated for families with infants in the back of the sanctuary, closest to the main entrance. In the event that your young ones become fidgety and unable to make it through the service, you are welcome to retreat with them into this room, which is wired with speakers so you will still get to hear the service. A changing table and diapers are available in case the need arises.

Toddlers ages 2-3

Our dedicated child care provider is available to watch and play with your toddlers in the R.E. classroom while the older children are in class. We have several toys, books and activities to keep your child engaged and happy while you enjoy our service.

Children ages 3-10

Our R.E. program introduces school-aged children to other world religions to help them make informed decisions in their faith formation. Curriculum rotates between world religions, learning about our own seven Unitarian Universalist principles, and acts of service such as making crafts to sell to raise money for My Stuff Bags Foundation which helps children in the foster care system. Our “Change for Change” R.E. offertory proceeds go to the “CODE: RED Summer Heat Relief Project,” which provides fresh water, safe shelter, sunscreen and other critical care for our homeless neighbors.

Children ages 10+

The older children play an active role in connecting the R.E. program to the larger congregation. They help prepare for congregational events, write letters to the Board of Trustees about the goings-on of the R.E. program, and even teach a class to the young ones on occasion.