What We Offer Through the Lifespan
Note: The following description describes our program over the years. Currently, due to the Pandemic, we offered Zoom RE classes for young children in the spring but then have been taking the summer off. Currently our RE committee is debating what to offer in the fall. If you are interested in taking part in this conversation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. 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 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 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
We have a strong group of volunteer members and parents who lead our congregations’ lifespan programs. We are always interested in finding new volunteers with their varied gifts. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Children’s religious education programs are typically held on Sunday mornings after the “story for all ages” in the adult service. We do have ocassional weekday and evening adult and youth group events.
We invite you to look through the following pages, and contact our religious education co-ordinators with any questions.