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.
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 4th grade during our 9:15 a.m. service. During our 9:15 service, 5th-graders attend the middle school class. We also offer classes for 3-year-olds through 5th grade during our 11:15 a.m. service. Special programming, social events, social justice and community outreach opportunities are also available to children and families throughout the year.
We offer religious education classes for 5th-8th grades during our first CYRE session, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. During our second session, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we offer classes for 6th-8th grades. 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.
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.
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.