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. There is also free childcare for children under five years of age. Occasionally, our Sunday Service will be intergenerational, and children will remain in the service with their parents.
The Children’s Religious Education program is currently run by the RE Team. Learn more about their mission on the RE Team page.
While we are virtual for Sunday Services, we are not holding RE classes. We are looking for ways to connect virtually with families and children of all ages, so please watch our Facebook page for up to date information!
Religious Education Classes
Religious education in Unitarian Universalist churches is built on the 7 UU Principles, and focuses primarily on: promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person, equality in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Children ages 3 through Kindergarten learn about their religious community and express themselves through art, play, and stories.
Children in grades 1 through 4 study the ways different religions view God. They are introduced to faith stories from various religious writings and history. Children also learn about our own UU community, and our responsibility to social action.
Children in grades 5 through 8 study teachings from religions around the world. They learn about Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, and African Religions, as well as our Judeo-Christian heritage, Unitarian Universalist identity, and get involved in social action.
Due to the small number of high schoolers in our program, youth grades 9 and up remain in the service. We hope to put together a youth group for this age range as soon as we have enough to participate!