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!
~ Rachel Craine, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
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