Religious Education

Religious Education

At UUCE, we’re committed to providing opportunities that will make religious growth and learning a lifelong process. Our 4th Principle encourages everyone to search for their own truth and meaning, and this is a continuous process as we learn and grow throughout our lives.

We offer Religious Education for children and adults, as well as other learning opportunities to help our youth learn and explore responsibly as they grow.

Children’s Religious Ed

UUCE provides Religious Education (RE) for all children depending on their grade level. The beginning of our Sunday Services are attended by both children and adults, and then children are dismissed to their RE classes. Occasionally, our Sunday Service will be intergenerational, and children will remain in the service with their parents. The Children’s Religious Education program is run by our RE Coordinator Marj Askins, with the assistance of the RE Team. Learn more about their mission on the RE…

Adult Religious Ed

At UUCE, the Adult Religious Education is a self-directed group of congregants engaging in their spiritual exploration together. Each week brings a new discussion topic, where attendees can express their opinions and learn from others. Current Topic This Spring’s curriculum is Building Your Own Theology, a version of the popular class many at UUCE and other UU churches have enjoyed. The class provides the opportunity to explore meanings, values, and convictions that can make up a personal theology in fellowship…

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality education program that we run for grades 7-9 roughly every other year, depending on the number of eligible attendees. OWL focuses on helping participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior as they age. Our program primarily runs on weekends, through a series of overnight lock-ins. The events are chaperoned by participating children’s parents, and run by trained OWL facilitators in our congregation and community. Some segments are…