Religious Education for Youth

Religious Education Philosophy

"There is no office higher than that of a teacher of youth, for there is nothing on earth so precious as the mind, soul, and character of the child." - William Ellery Channing

Since we are a non-creedal church, our school does not instruct our children what to believe. Instead, we seek to give our children a variety of experiences from which to create their own spiritual beliefs and practices. In a respectful, safe, and non-judgmental setting, students learn about many different religious paths from teachers who come from diverse backgrounds and religious heritages. According to Sophia Fahs, Unitarian Universalist religious educator and author, "The religious beliefs which an individual makes his own undoubtedly influence his character development. But of even more profound influence than the beliefs themselves are the ways through which beliefs are acquired…" Our Religious Education program offers children many opportunities for learning, worship, fellowship, and service. All of which are central to our Unitarian Universalist faith.

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.