Children are a vibrant part of the life of our church. They begin most Sunday mornings in the sanctuary before being sung downstairs and into their groups.
Several times a year we worship all together during services intended for all ages. And a few times a year school-aged children come together to explore a theme through circle worship and activities.
Religious Exploration (RE) programs for children run on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to about 11:45 a.m. Parents and guardians are invited to spend time in fellowship with others, while groups finish their morning plans. Please enjoy visiting upstairs until 11:45 a.m.
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In 2008 the congregation created a Vision Statement for Religious Exploration for all ages, which guides our programs.
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Acorns (babies to 3 years old)
Our staff of Childcare Providers offer care during Sunday Services. Children in the Acorn room may play, climb, create, hear stories, and more.
Parents are welcome to stay as long as needed for their child’s comfort. Children are also welcome in the service. Of course, young ones are still learning how to speak softly so, for your comfort and those who have impaired hearing, we provide a family space in our foyer, where the service may still be heard, and children may move, play quietly, or snuggle.
Wonderers (4-5 years old)
We Are Many, We Are One
Young children learn about their religious community and traditions, and celebrate their own uniqueness. “Many” and “one”: community and individual; alike and different; the world and me. They use their minds, bodies, and emotions to develop their sense of Unitarian Universalist identity and their self-esteem.
Explorers (6-8 years old)
Signs of Our Faith: Being UU Every Day
This program presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness. Signs of Our Faith engages children to explore ritual practices that remind us of these traits and values. It asks young people to see themselves as leaders of their faith. They build experience performing and, at times, creating rituals to share in their families as well as the congregation, becoming co-creators of the faith.
Adventurers (9-12 years old)
Spirit of Adventure and Our Whole Lives
Spirit of Adventure fosters Unitarian Universalist identity through active exploration of areas such as medicine, food, science, sports, building, and the web of life. Adventurers are introduced to UU ancestors in order to model that real people live their UU values in real ways. Our Whole Lives is a sexuality education program using a holistic approach to provide accurate, developmentally appropriate information about topics including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.