Children & Youth

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Whether you are a long-time Unitarian Universalist, or this is your first step in exploring our faith, we welcome you! Please take some time to explore our site, our church, and how we work to support Unitarian Universalist families, children and youth.

What We Teach 

Unitarian Universalism embraces theological diversity, welcoming different beliefs, and we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Our approach to children's religious exploration is to provide an experience-based exploration of various topics, to promote the development of the child's own thoughts and feelings, equipping them for successful navigation through our complex world. We provide a loving and open-minded environment in which kids worship, learn, and build multi-generational community.

Teaching Children and Youth

It is often said, "The best way to learn is to teach."

Our Religious Exploration (RE) teachers for children and youth classes are adults from the congregation who have been with the congregation at least a year and have passed a background check. We adhere to the "Safe Church Policy" which requires that there are two adults present with the children at all times.  When we have a full crew of teachers, we like to rotate the schedule so that adults may participate in the sanctuary services on some Sundays, and teach the class on other Sundays.  Our curricula are chosen from the fine materials of the [UUA] Unitarian Universalist Association, which encourage independent thinking in children and adults.

Religious Exploration (RE) Registration

On your first Sunday, please arrive 15 minutes before the service so that we may register your child and identify you as the parent/guardian of the child(ren).  If you'd like, you may fill out this registration form online in advance to facilitate this process.  Please look for the Director of Religious Exploration, Ayla Halberstadt, to complete the registration.

 

Religious Exploration Handbook

Our Mission is to provide the children and youth of this Fellowship a foundation based on Unitarian Universalist principles and a community dedicated to providing an environment in which spiritual awareness, tolerance, acceptance, and personal growth can be nurtured and developed according to each child’s unique nature. Please read this handbook carefully and keep it handy to refer to in the future as needed.  Copies are available at the RE Welcome Table, or contact Ayla Halberstadt the Director or Religious Education (DRE) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Help build our RE Library!

Visit our Amazon wish list and select a book that you would like to purchase. These books will all be available for our children and youth to borrow, as well as for use during RE classes.

UUFCO RE Wish List

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