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.
Although we have reopened for in-person worship, we are not currently offering childcare for children under 4. Fellowship Hall is available during the services if parents need a separate place to be with their child, and the speakers downstairs allow the service to be heard.
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!