Religious Education for Youth

Message from our Minister Emeritus, The Reverend Burton D. Carley

We live in a difficult world, a complex world. In our world are forces that are detrimental to the minds, souls, and characters of our children. In a market culture that pushes to the side community values, where is a child to experience a community that models moral courage? In a consumer culture that identifies worth with possessions, where is a child to learn about the value of the human spirit? In a secular culture that glorifies violence, where is a child to develop a moral language and critical thinking? In a political culture that demonizes the opposition, where is a child to learn civility and mutual respect? In a tribal culture that separates people by their differences into adversarial groups, where is a child to gain an appreciation for diversity and the democratic roots of citizenship? Where? In our religious community and church school, our purpose is to grow the minds, souls, and characters of our children. It is a purpose worthy of our best efforts, for there is nothing more important than the religious education of our children.

Philosophy

We take the religious education of our youth seriously, seeing it as both a responsibility and as an opportunity.

Children's Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry Team ensures that the religious education program is focused, current and engaging.

Curriculum

Our religious education curriculum comes from various sources and is described with respect to each grade level.

Support

There are several ways to support your child’s religious education. Learn how to get involved.