Here you will find information about our schedule of Family Ministry thematic program offerings for children and youth.
Family Ministry Program Offerings
September : Vision October: Sanctuary
"Faith development is all we do. Unitarian Universalism is all we teach. The entire congregation is our curriculum."―Connie Goodbread, UU Religious Educator
All classes and activities for children from nursery through grade six are cooperative ventures. Our volunteer staff teaches with great care and compassion. We have a strong commitment to families and to the health and safety of our children. Our content may include Unitarian Universalist identity, social justice, values and world religions and wisdom tradition content, delivered in a variety of ways.
Experiential Fun & Learning for Children of All Ages | Soul Matters
Soul Matters is a thematic approach (the same themes we explore in our Sunday services and Soul Matters Covenant groups), so what adults hear in our sanctuary on a Sunday is what our children explore. Soul Matters family ministry content is curated by Katie Covey, one of our denomination’s most celebrated religious education leaders. Content includes our Judeo-Christian heritage, world religions and wisdom traditions, values and much more.
Our "One Room Schoolhouse" | Soul Matters
We approach our themes through a variety of learning experiences. You could find us storytelling, listening, and acting, or imagining through theme-based creations, activities or games. We may challenge older children to take the abstract and make it real. Oftentimes, we give parents opportunities to explore these themes with their children. Moreover, each month we provide you with information and links to material to help you complement what your child learns here on Sunday―click here. Soul Matters content is also delivered through our Refresh! Fellowship and Family Nights.
Seventh through Twelfth Grades
We are re-imagining our youth program. For now, on Sunday morning, youth are invited into the sanctuary for the duration of our 10:30 Sunday service. We offer both Coming of Age (grades 8-9) and Our Whole Lives Human Sexuality (grades 7-8) programs when sufficient numbers of youth are registered in our family ministry program.
When and What? Our Schedule
Beginning August 5, we follow the schedule below, alternately meeting on Sunday morning, sometimes Sunday evening.
First & Third 3rd Sundays | 10:30 am Program
check-in/bubbles & burdens
story & snack
drama; game; activity; craft
Second, Fourth & Fifth Sundays | 10:30 am
and Special Celebration Sundays
Refresh! Fellowship and Family Nights
Second & Fourth Sundays 5 pm Program
We believe in the child-centered experiential approach to the teaching in religion which begins where the person is, with her needs and questions, and seeks to help her develop that maturity and teach ableness of mind and emotion which can only belong to the free spirit.―Harry C. Meserve