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Religious Education

NOTE:  Our Religious Education Program holds classes each Sunday at the Fellowship, which are
led by 
Olivia Pin Smith, our interim RE Manager.  Please contact Olivia if you have a child that you would
like to enroll in our RE program or simply contact us through the link on the Home Page of our web site.

Our Religious Education Program helps them acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to develop their own values and then to live those values on both an interpersonal and global level.

We aim to help our young people:

  • Understand, value, and identify with Unitarian Universalism - its history, traditions, and principles,

  • Develop self-esteem and the ability to relate to others in a just and caring way,

  • Develop a sense of social and spiritual community,

  • Learn about the beliefs, myths, and traditions of other religions from which they can draw inspiration,

  • Discover their own uniqueness in a life-long quest for personal values and truths,

  • Develop a sense of participation in a universe and an awareness of the mysteries which surround us.


Our Religious Education (RE) Program provides opportunities for young people and their adult leaders to come together to share their thoughts and wonderings as they travel the road of free inquiry and discovery in their search for spiritual direction and meaning.

Our RE Program promotes an atmosphere in which young people can learn from the religious history of humanity. Our program does not attempt to indoctrinate young people with religious "truths," but rather encourages them to decide for themselves those things which are of ultimate importance.


Value-oriented, youth centered and tradition-sensitive, our program is designed to assist the growing person in developing a personal religion which will contribute to a fuller, more purposeful, more creative life.

How It Works 

Each Sunday all children attend the first 15 minutes of the adult service which begins at 10:30am. After a story for people of all ages, the children gather around the chalice while it is lit and then head downstairs for their Religious Education program until 12:00pm. For special occasions, intergenerational services are planned where the children and adults participate in the service together.


Consistent attendance allows children to build relationships with their fellow students and teachers and allows for a better learning environment.


Parents are asked to fill out a registration form for their child/children. We invites parents to participate in our volunteer teaching program or contribute their talents in other ways.

Principles of UUs as Expressed by Young People

We Unitarian Universalists believe that these principles are important for our lives:

  • We believe that everyone is special.

  • We believe that our churches and fellowships are places where all people are accepted and where we learn together.

  • We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

  • We believe that everyone should have a vote about the things that concern us.

  • We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

  • We believe in caring for our Earthly home and all its creatures.

Unitarian Universalists share an ongoing history from which we learn many things.

  • We learn that being a part of life is a wonderful mystery.

  • We learn about strong and good women and men who have lived fair and kind lives.

  • We learn that Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and other religious teachings tell us of God's love and teach us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

  • Believing in the basic goodness of all human beings including ourselves, we learn the value of using our own minds as we live our lives.