Children and Youth Religious Education

Our Children and Youth Religious Education program (CYRE) provides children, ages preschool through high school, with the tools they need to make up their minds about life’s big questions. We prepare them 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. We hold religious education classes during regular services, but we do occasionally offer opportunities for families in worship.

Children in CircleFor Preschool and Elementary Children

Religious education classes are offered Sunday mornings, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., extending 15 minutes longer than each morning worship service. We have classes for 3-year-olds through 5th grade during both our 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.  Special programming, social events, social justice and community outreach opportunities are also available to children and families throughout the year.

For Middle School Youth

Some years, depending on enrollment projections, we offer religious education classes for 5th-8th grades during our first CYRE session, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  This class is not offered in 2017-18.  As such, both the Middle and High School classes are only held during our second session, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please note that each session extends 15 minutes longer than each morning worship service. Special programming, social events, social justice and community outreach opportunities are also available to middle-schoolers throughout the year.

For High School Youth

High-schoolers attend religious education classes during our 11:15 a.m. service. Their class ends at 12:30 p.m., 15 minutes after our second service concludes. Special programming, social events, social justice and community outreach opportunities are also available to high school youth throughout the year.

For Babies and Toddlers

We provide a nursery for children up to age 36 months during both our 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services. Our nursery staff follow strict policies and procedures. We ask that parents review our policies and procedures for parents before using the nursery for the first time.