Welcome to Religious Education at UCS! We are so excited to have you visiting our pages.
Spiritual exploration for children and youth begins at an early age with groups meeting at the same time as the scheduled weekly services at 9:30 and 11:15 am during the regular church year from September to June. A nurturing environment, using games, arts-based activities, stories and more, invites children to question, reflect, and explore their values.
Children ages 2.5 through 7th grade meet in small groups with adult facilitators on Sunday mornings. 8th graders attend classes at 6:30 pm on Sunday nights. In the fall they attend for an hour and beginning in January they attend for two hours. Youth in grades 9 to 12 also meet on Sunday evenings. All groups work in covenantal relationship.
Summer RE classes for pre-K-5th grade begin on June 1, 2014 at 10:00am (single service) No registration need for Summer classes only. Single services begin on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend with a One Room Schoolhouse for children in grades K-5.
We encourage a partnership between home and church. Not sure how to do that? Check out this website about living values at home.
Dates for Children’s RE Fall 2014
September 7 2014: Water Ingathering – bring water from your travels
September 14 2014: Junior High Con (offsite for grades 6-8) and Back to RE party for Grades PRek-5
September 21: March to NYC for climate change.
Member Registration. If you have been attending for 6 months, made a commitment to attending services and classes regularly and have made a pledge of financial support, please register your children by clicking on this link:
Visitor Registration. If you are interested in checking us out, please register your children here so that we may keep you posted on class details:
We also offer several “cornerstone” or special programs. Sexuality education (see link above) is offered for grades 2, 5 and 8. A Rite of Passage at 5th grade invites 10 and 11 year olds to consider their developing values and beliefs. These are celebrated in a special Rite of Passage ceremony in the month of December.
Our curricula are selected by the Director of Religious Education, Tuli Patel, the Religious Education Coordinator, Jamaine Cripe, and the Children’s Religious Education committee, a group of volunteer church members. Curricula are chosen and mapped out over a 3 to 5 year period, so that children in the program engage with stories, lessons, ideas and crafts from four main areas of study: Judeo-Christian history, Unitarian Universalism, World Religions and Social Action. For further information on the particular curricula for 2013-2014, please contact Tuli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions please contact Tuli Patel, our Director of Religious Education or Jamaine Cripe, our RE Coordinator. You can find their contact information on the Contact Us page.