Lifespan Religious Education
Unitarian Universalism holds as one of its central principles the “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Religious education and spiritual growth with a loving and respectful community are at the very heart of what this church seeks to offer.
We believe that ongoing religious education is essential to the spiritual strength of both young and old alike. Our Religious Education programs for children, teens, and adults both nurture and challenge us as individuals and families and provide strength to flourish.
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.
Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation may lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Children’s religious education programs are offered on Sunday mornings.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our religious educator to get connected.