Children

2nd Graders Acting out a Play in their RE class

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. Youth in grades 9 to 12 also meet on Sunday evenings. All groups work in covenental relationship.

Summer RE classes for pre-K-5th grade begin on June 14, 2014 at 10:00am (single service) No registration need for Summer classes only.

We encourage a partnership between home and church. Not sure how to do that? Check out this website about living values at home.

Multi-generational Learning

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:

Member Registration

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:

Visitor Registration

Welcome to Childrens Religious Education

The Sunday Morning Experience

 FAQs for Childrens Religious Education

Sexuality Education

Special Programs

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.

Curricula

Our curricula are selected by both the Director of Religious Education, Tuli Patel, 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 tuli@ucsummit.org.

If you have any questions please contact Tuli Patel, our Director of Religious Education. You can find her contact information on the Contact Us page