Religious Education

Our Religious Education Program

The children of this congregation and of visitors are offered Religious Education Classes each Sunday at 10:30.  Infants and toddlers are also welcome and are provided care in our professionally staffed nursery.   Special programs and activities for children are also planned throughout the year.  For questions about our program you may contact:  

Connie Payne, RE Coordinator 12cjpayne@gmail.com                                                                 

 Our Goals

1. Teach the beliefs embodied in the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism:

            • Each person is important and has value.
            • All people should be treated fairly and with understanding.
            • Our Fellowship is a place where all people are accepted and where we keep learning together.
            • Each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
            • Everyone should have a say about the things that concern them.
            • We should work for a peaceful, fair and free world.
            • We should care for our planet earth and all that is in it.

2. Expand knowledge of the sources from which Unitarian Universalism draws its wisdom.

3. Foster the development of basic values, derived from the above principles and sources, that will guide our young people in making ethical decisions.

4. Demonstrate a variety of ways in which our young people can become informed, socially concerned individuals who are willing to act on their principles and beliefs.

5. Create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which everyone will feel wanted, important and comfortable.

6. Help our young people feel that they are valued members and have important connections to our Fellowship community and make adult members aware of the importance of their continued involvement with the young people.

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Our goals are met by offering weekly classes from UUA curricula  and offering additional programs and activities designed to make learning fun and to involve children in helping others.  Age appropriate curricula are chosen by the Religious Education Committee for each year and the overall objectives of the curriculum are:

  • …to help the child develop her or his own sense of self as a valuing, deciding, interacting, enjoying, whole person.
  • …to enable the child to practice the skills necessary to be part of a world that values peace and justice, and to realize that what they do does make a difference.
  • …to present the Unitarian Universalist Principles in a manner that is timely, relevant, and meaningful to today’s young people.