Religious Education for Children & Youth
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte’s Religious Education Program for Children and Youth!
The mission of our CYRE program is to prepare our children for a lifetime of spiritual and ethical growth by teaching them the Unitarian Universalist principles and sources, exposing them to other faiths, providing experiences of a spiritual nature, and encouraging in them a questioning attitude.
For details on the curriculum used in each of our classes, please read the Program Prospectus below or review the "Sunday Classes" page (see the box to the left).
2012-13 Program Prospectus
Register Below for our 2012-13 CYRE Program
While our program doesn't begin until September 9, please help us plan by registering before that date by clicking here. If you prefer to register with a paper copy, click here and return the forms to the CYRE office.
Child and Youth Protection Program
A comprehensive set of policies, procedures, and rules is in place to guide all activities within the church involving children and youth. When this safety program was updated in 2009, short summary documents were prepared for each "area of interest." This allows interested persons to focus on those areas impacting them or their children. These can be downloaded off the "Resources for Parents" CYRE page: all_cyre_resources
When You Come to Visit
If you have never attended, please come by the CYRE office 10–15 minutes early and we'll help you find your children's classrooms. If you wish to have a more in-depth conversation with the Director, please schedule an appointment, as Sunday mornings are quite hectic.
Children are welcome to join their parents in a worship service at any time, although it should be noted that most services are not designed with young children in mind.
All parents, visitors and members, should read the "Where Do the Children Go?" signs posted each week outside the RE wing as class locations sometimes change for special visits, projects, services, etc.
We ask that after three visits, parents register their children so that we can better communicate with you. There is no fee, nor do you have to be a member of the congregation.