Religious Exploration for Children and Youth

Our Religious Exploration (RE) programs welcome and affirm all families.

While Unitarian Universalists have a set of guiding Principles, we are each free to develop our own theology. Children and youth may or may not believe in a god, and their beliefs may change over time. Our programs embrace and model theological diversity.

Young people ages three to 20 may explore and develop their own values and beliefs through play, art, stories, music, spiritual practices and thoughtful conversation, during children's RE and youth groups.  Child care is provided during church services for younger children.

DRE Andrea provides an "RE 101" in her September 2015 Communicator column

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Children

Children are part of the life of our church. They begin many Sunday mornings in the sanctuary before being sung downstairs and into their groups.

Several times a year we worship all together during services intended for all ages.  And once a month school-aged children come together for Chalice Hour, an opportunity to explore the monthly theme through circle worship and activities.

Religious Exploration (RE) programs for children run on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to about 11:45 a.m. Parents and guardians are invited to spend time in fellowship with others, while groups finish their morning plans.  Please enjoy visiting upstairs until 11:45.

Stay up-to-date on what's coming up in Religious Exploration, by subscribing to the RE News.

In 2008 the congregation created a Vision Statement for Religious Exploration for all ages, which guides our programs.  

Click through for details about this year's plans.

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Youth

Religious Exploration for youth (14 through 20) is about more than what happens at church on Sunday mornings.  Youth and adult Youth Advisors work together to co-create a Web of Youth Ministry, a model comprised of eight interconnected elements.

Youth Group runs on Sunday mornings from 10:30 until about noon.  Youth often begin the morning with the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary, before being sung out to their group.

Several times a year we worship all together in services intended for all ages, and youth take leadership roles in one service a year for the whole church, as well as creating worship several times a year just for youth.

Stay up-to-date on what's coming up in Youth Group, by subscribing to the YUUth e-News.

In 2008 the congregation created a Vision Statement for Religious Exploration for all ages, which guides our programs.  

 

Click through for details about this year's plans.

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Resources for RE Volunteers

Here are some resources for volunteers in our Religious Exploration programs. Thank you for making a difference in the lives our families!

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