Kids, please come with your parents, grandparents or guardians! Usually you’ll join us for the first part of the service, and we’ll read or tell a story for all ages during this time. You might want to light a candle or tell us about some joy or concern in your life. Sometimes you’ll have a special service just for kids.
If you’re too young or active to sit quietly during the first part of the service, loving care is provided throughout the service for children under age 5 in the Caterpillar Room, with a special class just for ages 4-5 once each month. Parents are welcome in the Caterpillar Room. If the nursery does not fit your needs, there are borrow bags available to help quietly entertain young ones. In them, you will find soft toys and books for during the service.
If you’re old enough to attend school, Religious Exploration (R.E.) classes meet during the majority of the service. Most Sundays after the story, we’ll “sing you out” to class. One Sunday each month, instead of attending the adult service, you’re invited to a special service just for kids.
Occasional intergenerational services invite children of all ages to participate in the entire worship service; on these mornings there are no R.E. classes, but child care is always offered for younger children.
Please “dress for mess.” We want you to explore without concern for dirtying or damaging something special.
Here are some special web pages just for young children and families.
For older youth there are many ways you can become involved with Unitarian Universalism. For example, you can sign up to join UUA email lists especially for youth, including specific lists for BGLTQ (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer) youth, youth interested in social justice, and youth advisors. Use the link above, then scroll down to the “Getting Started” section.
Coming of Age workshops for young people (age 10 through grade 8) will have their final meeting with teacher Maria Krauss on June 2. Through the “Speaking of Faith” workshop series, participants explore the teachings, art, songs and practices of various world religions, and discuss different experiences of “spirit.” Special guests from near and far (including our own congregation) join us to share their unique beliefs and perspectives. Youth have the opportunity to express their own concepts of spirit through discussion, art and writing. New participants are always welcome.
Our Youth Group for young people in grades 7-12 usually meets on the first and third Sunday evenings of each month.
Questions about Religious Exploration for young people? Speak with chair Karen Taverna.