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