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 Spiritual Exploration & Education
youth education & Sunday church school
                   

Welcome to the Religious Education Program of UUCA!
We are pleased to offer religious education classes for children from kindergarten through high school. Nursery care is also available for babies & toddlers.

Each age level employs a curriculum endorsed by the Unitarian Universalist Association, based on our Seven Principles & Six Sources. Rather than teaching a certain creed, we promote independent thinking & tolerance. We strive to create an environment in which children can come together -- regardless of background -- to have fun, explore issues both large & small, and express themselves without fear of reprisal.

Because we know it is important to understand our historic & cultural environment, 

we also make it a point to introduce children to world religions, Judeo-Christian traditions, and influential people and events of past & present. 

Our church follows Safe Congregation guidelines in order to minimize risk to children & teachers. Each classroom door has a window. All of our teachers undergo a reference & background check and all entrances are monitored. We strive to have a minimum of two adults present in each classroom. On rare occasions when that is not possible, doors are left open and a monitor walks the hallways.

Children will begin each Sunday in the sanctuary for a 'Story for the Ages'. They will then progress upstairs to attend their RE class while the rest of the congregation is in worship. We are working toward making our church more intergenerational by including children in the opening portion of our services, coordinating youth/adult performance ensembles, inviting 'grandparents' into the rooms, and sponsoring intergenerational activities outside of regular church hours.

Most classes incoporate aspects of the general worship service such as Chalice Lighting and Joys & Concerns. We are also teaching the children UU hymns. We offer Children's Chapel periodically to ensure enough time is dvoted to nurturing the spirit and to allow children to take their place among the congregation easily.

We welcome you & your family to join us in our journey!

Victoria Crago, Director of Religious Education & the Religious Education Committee

 

2013-14 Student Registration 

2013-14 Religious Education Calendar 

 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Children will begin each Sunday in the sanctuary with their families at 10:30 a.m. and then be "sung out" to their classrooms where they will remain until 11:45 a.m.
All children Nursery through Grade 5 should be picked up by their parents after class, at which time they may join the rest of the congregation in the Emerson Room for snacks and beverages.
Regular attendance will help your child get the most out of church school. While we recognize that each family situation is different, we appreciate your effort to attend regularly.
We are a cooperative church school in which parents teach & volunteer to help. If you are not able to teach, we request that you sign up to help with one of our many other activities.
Let us hear from you. If you have any observations, ideas, or problems, let us know. We are here to make your child’s religious education experience a good one and we want to know what you think.

 



 

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