We are proud to offer religious education classes to youth from preschool to high school. We provide creative, compelling, and vibrant programs for spiritual exploration and growth.
RE Teachers and Director
From left to right: Diann Sugden (jr high & high school class), Libby Crawford (K-3rd), Amy Crosby (RE Director), Rome Hamm (4th-6th)
Goals of Religious Education
- Teach our children to respect themselves and others
- Encourage our children to develop a positive and healthy sense of their community as well as themselves
- Encourage our children to practice critical thinking
- Help our children learn about Unitarian Univeralism and help them become comfortable with their UU identity
- Explore the history, beliefs, holidays, and holy texts of other religions around the world
- Celebrate life and have fun
The Important Role of Parents and Guardians
Parents and guardians are their children’s primary spiritual guides, playing a central role in their spiritual development. Encouraging children to attend class each week helps them follow the curriculum and build a sense of community with their peers and teachers. Showing interest in what they learn and volunteering in classes demonstrates that you value their spiritual exploration. Sharing your beliefs and spiritual journey with them reinforces that they will continue to learn and grow throughout their lives. Talking about how you act on beliefs and values encourages them to do the same.
The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own; not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own;… to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.”
~ Rev. William Ellery Channing (1780-1842), Unitarian Minister
For more information about our Religious Education programs contact the RE Director at firstname.lastname@example.org