What We Offer Through the Lifespan
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 K-5 class engaging with the awe and beauty of the natural world around them or learning about neighboring faiths and going on a visit to a local Buddhist gathering or Muslim temple, and the youth engaging in a lesson about social justice or a coming-of-age program where they explore their own beliefs. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Our religious education coordinator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Children’s and youth religious education programs are offered on Sunday mornings. We also occasionally offer a progressive sexuality education program on Sunday afternoons.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our religious education coordinator to get connected.