Lifespan Faith DevelopmentKaren Hager, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

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Welcome to Lifespan Faith Development at UUC!

Unitarian Universalists believe that faith development is the lifelong journey of ethical and spiritual growth that each of us takes. UUC’s goal is to provide support for our congregants’ personal journeys from cradle to grave.

Beginning in the Nursery, our infants and toddlers learn that UUC is a safe and nurturing congregation. Paid caregivers provide careful supervision in a warm and welcoming environment.

At age 3, preschoolers move into the Children’s Religious Education program, which provides age-appropriate religious education classes through grade 8. Our goal is to encourage each child’s spiritual growth, a social conscience, and a personal UU identity. UUC does not tell a child what to believe; we support each child in the discovery of his/her own personal beliefs.

Middle school students can experience further bonding with each other by participation in Middle School Youth Group, which offers fun activities supervised by background checked adult advisors. In grades 9-12, students may join YRUU, a youth-led high school youth group that meets weekly, with an emphasis on community building and service, leadership development, worship, fellowship, and social activities.

Adults have opportunities throughout the year to also participate in religious education classes. From Sunday morning discussion groups to classes that meet weekly or monthly, adults have the opportunity to explore their beliefs and deepen their faith.

And, we also offer other, specialized classes throughout the year, including the renowned Our Whole Lives sexuality education program.

We are here to help your family as you learn and explore. We know that each individual, child to adult, will have a unique religious journey, and we are here to support your travels!

~ Karen Hager, Director of Lifespan Faith Development


Programs for Children and Youth

Nursery

Nursery care is offered for infants and toddlers who have not reached their third birthday by September 1st. Nursery involves play and storytelling in a warm, nurturing atmosphere. Our Nursery is supervised by experienced, paid caregivers.

Religious Education Classes

RE Classes are available for preschool through grade 8 students. View our current curriculum. Register for Children's RE Classes.

Middle School Youth Group (MSYG)

MSYG is open to youth in grades 6-8. In MSYG, the emphasis is on fun, with social activities and social action projects that encourage bonding among participants. Guidance is provided by adult volunteers. Learn more.

High School Youth Group (YRUU)

The Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) is for students in grades 9-12. The YRUU is a youth-directed group that meets on Sunday evenings to explore UU values in relation to topics that the youth find pertinent. Emphasis is on community building and service, leadership development, worship, fellowship, and social activities. Guidance is provided by adult advisors. Learn more.


Programs for Adults

Exploring religious truth, meaning and experience is central to Unitarian Universalist faith. In communities and as individuals we seek lives of meaning anchored by values. We want to deepen in spirit and nurture our souls; we strive to contribute to and shape the wider world for the greater good. We recognize that we are part of an interdependent web of life.

Our Sunday Circle, classes, and Covenant Groups are all ways one can strengthen self and community. Other activities that foster adult spiritual growth can be found in the Community section of this website. Learn more.


Our Whole Lives

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a series of age-appropriate sexuality education curricula that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.

Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

OWL covers topics and skills that both parents and students want to have available but schools are less likely to cover. Although developed by two religious organizations, OWL contains no religious references or doctrine.

Learn more.


Download a copy of the Lifespan Faith Development prospectus.

Register for Children's Religious Education Classes.