What We Offer Through the Lifespan
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious exploration programs offer something for 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.
Religious exploration programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 8 year olds engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 11 year olds talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 13 year olds learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for a local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service, fellowship, and fun.
Our Director of Religious Exploration and Ministers lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Children’s religious exploration programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our Director of Religious Exploration to get connected.