Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation’s walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another—all ages among us—in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in faith.
Transforming Ourselves and Our World
We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, and we believe each of us is responsible and capable to help change the world for the better. Through continually learning and growing together we encourage and support one another, and our children, to know and express our moral agency. From anti-racism and environmental justice to personal spiritual growth, using many formats for learning, Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious education taps the wisdom of diverse Sources. We help one another find grounding and connection with ethics, faith, spirit, and UU identity. We feed the faith development of everyone involved; teachers are learners, learners are teachers.
Religious education programs include more than classes. Programs may incorporate social justice and community service activities, worship opportunities, or creating art to share with the congregation.
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Our Children’s religious education program is offered on Sunday mornings. You might find them singing songs, walking a labyrinth, engaged in writing their own stories, exploring the seven principles of our faith or any number of social action activities. Ours is a one room classroom where all ages work and explore our faith together.
Ronna Schindler, the religious education teacher, “ By empowering our children with knowledge of diversity and sameness in religions and culture, we give them the opportunity to become peace makers. Our Tree becomes an altar piece as we continue our lessons and our personal mandalas, celebrating our unity and our uniqueness through art.”