Children’s Religious Exploration

Unitarian Universalist Association Principles ~ Children’s Version

    1. Each person is important
    2. Be kind in all you do
    3. We’re free to learn together
    4. And search for what is true
    5. All people need a voice
    6. Build a fair and peaceful world
    7. We care for Earth’s lifeboat

Our Philosophy

The Lifespan Religious Exploration Committee has identified these guidelines to shape the way we teach our children:

  • Respect oneself, each other and our Fellowship.
  • Ensure everything taught builds on an understanding of UU principles.
  • Create a sense of belonging and community within the Fellowship.

Sunday Morning Schedule

  • 9:45-9:55 am: Welcome ~ Parents fill out registration forms
  • 10:00 am: Service begins ~ Children attend the beginning of the service with their families
  • 10:20-10:55 am: Children attend Religious Education Class or the Nursery
  • 11:00 am: Service ends

Nursery Care

We now have a brand new Nursery for infants and toddlers, ages three months to three years.  If little ones have trouble sitting through the opening elements of the service, the Nursery Caregiver is available to care for them throughout the entire service.

Children’s Religious Exploration Classes

Children ages four to fourteen are welcome to attend Sunday morning RE classes.  We have adopted a rotational schedule that keys into different types of learning modalities.

  • First Sundays we celebrate Children’s Chapel. This is a participatory gathering where children learn about leadership, UU rituals and service etiquette.
  • Second Sundays are dedicated to music. It is a time for listening to different kinds of music, singing, playing various instruments, and for creative movement. 
  • Third Sundays we explore various sessions of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Tapestry of Faith multigenerational programs. To learn more about these programs please visit: https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/multigenerational
  • Fourth Sundays are dedicated to art. This is a combination of art appreciation and hands-on activities including crafts and collaborative projects.
  • Fifth Sundays the children sit in the service with their families.

 

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two   eyes. All is a miracle.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

For more information about our children’s programs submit the form to the right.