What We Offer Through the Lifespan
We provide children, and people of all ages, an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs seek to inspire:
- 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.
Our Religious Education program strives to teach through relationships and community. Not only do we have classes for specific age groups, we also hold weekly children’s chapel for all ages, and a variety of community events that include the whole family. In a world in which children are often segregated out to their own programs, we strive to build inclusive community for everyone.
Learning is not just for kids; we offer periodic classes and programs for adults and families as well.
Much of our Religious Education curricula is based on the Unitarian Universalist Tapestry of Faith programs. We also believe that healthy spirits are enhanced with healthy bodies, and frequently offer the various threads of the Unitarian Universalist Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education program.
Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan religious education programs. Additionally, parents and other members of the congregation take a leadership role, finding that teaching is a fulfilling way of deepen their own faith.