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Spiritual Exploration & Education
Welcome to the Religious Education Program of UUCA!
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.
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.
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
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.