childrens' religious education classes
Religious Education (R.E.) classes are held for children during the Sunday service, giving them a broad background in world religions, ethics and Unitarian Universalism. Unitarian Universalism was founded on a set of shared values. In the Religious Education classes, these values are the most important things we teach and model. We also give children building blocks with which to form their own beliefs. Our religious education classes are taught by members of our congregation, following UUA curriculum selected by the Religious Education Team.
how it worksAll children and youth are included in the first portion of the Worship Service and may participate in singing and the children's message. After the first twenty minutes, the children leave with their teachers for their Religious Education classes, or they are also welcome to stay in the service with their parents, if they wish. Occasionally, for holidays and special events, the children stay throughout the service.
childcareChildcare is offered for infants and toddlers, or they may remain in the Worship Service with their family members.
youthYouth, ages 14-20 years, are welcome to participate in any of the Religious Education or Social Justice opportunities offered to the adult members of the congregation. Occasional meetings are held with the youth from neighboring Churches.
YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) district opportunitiesThere are additional opportunities for youth (ages 14–20) at the District and Continental level including Social Justice and leadership training. To find out more about districtwide youth activities, contact: www.pswdyruu.org.
parent groupFamilies with children meet for social and education events, including picnics, classes, potluck dinners at members homes. Recent evening classes for parents and their children have included Evensong for Families and Being a Unitarian Universalist Parent. Check the current edition of our newsletter, The Flame for the current meeting schedule.