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Sunday Programs
for Children and Youth

Year round we offer a vibrant, active Religious Education program for children and youth from infancy to high school graduation. Our classes use contemporary educational methods and up-to-date spiritual and ethical materials. We foster questioning minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. We provide a progressive and evolving spiral of material about the Judeo-Christian tradition, the wisdom of our world religious heritage, and our own Unitarian and Universalist history, practices, and principles. We have an attentive Nursery, age-appropriate ideas, and stimulating activities for each age level. During the public school year, children and youth join us for the early portion of our Sunday Services. Children and youth are welcome at all our church social events, educational opportunities, and community service projects.

The programs we provide are carefully chosen to give our youth a broad understanding of Unitarian Universalism by becoming familiar with its purposes and principles, its traditions and historical figures so that they learn to embrace a liberal religious identity. We are committed to providing opportunities for our youth to reach out to engage the world with understanding and compassion.

During the public school year, children and youth are invited to sit with their parents or friends as the church service begins at 11:00 a.m.  The minister then calls the children to the front of the Chapel, where they sit together and participate in a brief Children's Focus before departing to their classrooms as the congregation sings them a farewell refrain.

Nursery care is provided year round for infants and toddlers through age 3. Ann Godreau is our professional childcare associate who is in the Nursery from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., every Sunday. We are also committed to offering childcare whenever parents would like to attend church functions. Childcare may be arranged by calling the church office at 725-8133, 48 hours in advance of the need.

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Adult Programs

Adult education courses are offered on Wednesday evenings throughout the church year. Check THE BEACON for class topics, teachers, and beginning dates. Also, click here for weekly announcements listing recent additions or schedule changes. Every Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:40, our adult discussion group, Playing with Ideas,” meets in the Anthony Room, and a Bible Study group meets in the Fletcher Room.

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Click here for our latest RE Brochure. For other brochures regarding our programs, curricula, or special events contact Kelly Harris Kurth, our Director of Religious Education, at 725-8133 or email her at [email protected].

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We are an intentionally diverse religious community, welcoming people from different races, religious backgrounds, ideological outlooks, genders, family statuses, sexual preferences, and ethnic heritages.

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