What We Offer Through the Lifespan
We provide children, youth, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
- 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.
Childcare for infants through Pre-K is offered during worship services on Sunday mornings unless otherwise noted in advance. Babies and toddlers are always welcome in our sanctuary during services. Our childcare providers are carefully selected for their ability to provide a caring, nurturing, safe environment for young children. Children must be signed in and out by parents or caregivers. UUCL has a comprehensive safety policy, which is available for parents and guardians to review at any time.
Children K – 5th Grade
Religious Exploration (RE) is offered each Sunday during the 9:30 a.m. worship service from mid-September until Memorial Day weekend and during the single 10:00 a.m. service during the summer. Children and youth begin the service upstairs with the rest of the congregation. Part of the service will usually include a “Time for All Ages.” Children will be invited to sit up front to hear a story or skit that ties into that day’s lesson. They will then be “sung out” by the congregation to go to their classrooms with their teachers.
Lessons are taught by trained volunteers under the guidance of Kate Savidan, Director of Religious Education. Read more…
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday during the 11:15 a.m. worship service, middle school and high school aged youth in our congregation meet for a mix of social activities, service projects and curriculum-based lessons. Youth Group students from UUCL are also invited to participate with youth from other nearby congregations in the OWL – Our Whole Lives – human sexuality program. The focus of this program is to dismantle stereotypes and assumptions, build self-acceptance and self-esteem, foster healthy relationships and improve decision making in young teens.
Facilitated discussions around recorded TED Talks are held every fourth Monday from 7 – 8:30 pm in the sanctuary. These open meetings are designed to inspire us to reach a deeper spirituality or learn something new about ourselves and each other. No homework is required. Congregants are welcome to bring a snack to share.