We offer Sunday morning classes to all children and youth most every Sunday morning. With the help and guidance of many compassionate adults and youth, the goal is to stimulate the development of creative and critical thinking skills as they ponder some of life’s biggest questions:
Who am I? To whom do I belong? What do I believe? Is what I believe moral and ethical? May we all engage in this important spiritual work together!
Children (Age 4 – 5th Grade)
9am & 11am September through May and 10am in June, July, & August
Each Sunday, we will explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist by experiencing the 7 Principles & 6 Sources through the lens of our monthly theme. The hope is for children and adults alike discover evidence of their faith in everyday actions and are encouraged to ritualize or form into habit such traits as caring, welcoming, and making fair group decisions.
Middle School & High School Youth (6th Grade-12th Grade)
Youth in grades 6-12 should plan to attend either the 9am or 11am service (10am in the summer) with their adult. Participating in worship services is an important part of faith development. Youth will learn about what it means to be a congregant and part of the wider church community.
10:10am-10:50am – Classes are held for 6th-12th grade youth
Middle School – Navigators – The focus for this class will change each year – World Religions, Bible as Literature, and Western Religions – so between 6th, 7th, & 8th grades, they will learn about all 3 topics.
High School – Seekers – This year, Seekers are delving into the rich history of Unitarian Univeralism in New England, from the first Unitarians and Universalists through the Transcendental movement to today.
This class will rotate topics each year – UU History, Topics in Religion, Roots of UUism in New England, etc.
Coming of Age Extension
Meeting times vary – 9th– 12th Grades
The UU Coming of Age extension can be done anytime from 9th-12th grade. We encourage and support our youth as they clarify their beliefs. The youth are paired with adults who mentor them in their journey of developing awareness and service to others. This class is part of the Seekers class, but includes additional meetings with Mentors and writing a Faith Credo.
Volunteering with Faith Development
The success of our Faith Development program depends on the volunteer support of all of our congregants. We encourage everyone to become part of the excitement and learning that happens when our children get together in classes and activities.
To volunteer with our children or youth, or for any other questions about Faith Development for children, youth, or adults, please email our Director of Faith Development, Amy Nelson – firstname.lastname@example.org