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Religious Education for All: Sunday morning programming

art_projectOur Sunday mornings feature religious education programs for children, youth, and adults. Adult’s classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Children’s religious education programming is offered in three classes, during the 11:00 worship service: Sprouts (Pre-K – 1st), Explorers (1st-6th Grade), and our Youth Group (7th-12th). Classes are offered in blocks of 5 or 6 weeks, with intersessions between during which our classes take a pause, and all ages enjoy our 11:00 worship service together.

RE for All begins on September 17th and concludes on the last day of the church year — just before Sunday services move to the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall. Each year, we offer a new set of programming. See our class schedule here.

Special Programming

Additional adult programs may be held in the evenings or on a weekend. Those special offerings are included in our church calendar.

In addition, we offer Our Whole Lives (comprehensive sexuality education) for 7th-9th graders and 10th-12th graders, on alternating years. Parents of middle schoolers can request a Coming of Age program for their children.

Overview

Through our Religious Education Program, we provide children, youth, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs have something to offer all ages, and we aim to inspire:

  • Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
  • Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.

Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.

We invite you to explore these pages and contact our religious education committee chair at rechair@firstunitarian.net to get connected, or to join the teaching team or re committee.