Enviro pionerReligious Education: We offer a vibrant and active Religious Education program for children and youth, crawling babies through 18, primarily on Sundays.  Religious Education includes classes, groups, multigenerational worship, social events, community service projects, field trips, and social justice activities. 

Our 2020-2021 Programs will be online for the foreseeable future.

Register Here: 2020-2021 Registration form.  

 Questions? For more information, please email Jessica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Director of Religious Education Office Hours
By appointment: email Jessica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020-2021 Faith Development Programs
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Monthly Packets (theme-based)
Goals: building an understanding of Unitarian Universalism, family connections, and spirituality zoltan tasi P2lk 0bBVm0 unsplash
What: All the supplies you need for family activities and crafts, spiritual practice, a service project, 1-2 hymns/ songs, coloring pages, story, notebook to collect resources

Early Childhood & Primary (babies through K/1)
Goals: community, connection, ritual

What: Monthly packets, story time, Sunday Worship time (Sundays, 9:45-10)

Elementary (2nd-4th Grade)
Goals: community, engagement, principles, values, ritual, social justice

What: Wizardry Classes & Group Building/ Connection Activities (Sundays, 10:30-11:30)

Jr Youth (5th-8th Grade)
Goals: community, support, understanding of faith and UUism, connection, values, ritual, social justice

What: Faith exploration -- Unitarian Universalism and other faiths; what do you believe and value? (Sundays, 10:30-11:30)

Youth Group
Goals: connection, leadership development, spirituality, social justice 

What: Youth led Sunday/ Wed Meetings for connection, fun, and social justice.

Parents & Caregivers
Goals: community, support, values, resources (monthly weeknight, 7 or 8 pm)

What: Antiracist Parenting, Parents as spiritual guides (6 sessions - Oct, Nov, Jan-April), OWL Parent group (10 sessions - Sept-June)

Young Adult Group

  • Small group circles
  • Spiritual practices monthly class 

Family RE

Here are various resources for your family, from a picture book to family activity packets that will take 20-30 minutes. These are opportunities to connect with each other, your experiences right now, and your faith. 

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This is a time of great uncertainty. Without a roadmap, we can respond in so many different ways -- with fear, anxiety, anger. However, we can also choose to pause, be present, notice our feelings and connect deeply with one another through this time. We can create our own roadmap, based on our values and principles. There are new opportunities for us in creating our own map and coming together to care for ourselves and one another at this time. I hope that our community can provide the support that your family needs during this time. How can we best support you and your family? 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to talk and connect or find out about our online parent & caregiver groups: Jessica Harwood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 584-1390 x 203

 

 

Children & Youth

"The great end in religious instruction, is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own….In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul; to bring understanding, conscience and heart into earnest vigorous action on religious and moral truth, to excite and cherish spiritual life."

-William Ellery Channing

Mission Statement
Religious Education at USNF engages children and youth with lessons, activities, community service, and events which exemplify the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.  RE brings together community members of all ages to learn, grow, grapple, celebrate, and serve together.

Vision Statement
Religious Education at USNF is:paul green 5lRxNLHfZOY unsplash

  • a primary hub to develop a robust and affirming sense of self, community, and faith
  • a nurturing environment to become religiously literate by exploring Unitarian Universalist history, principles, and values, and gaining an appreciation of our neighboring faiths. 
  • an affirming community in which all members feel valued, and become invested in valuing others.
  • an incubator for personal and communal work for social justice. 
  • a space where children and youth experience safety and radical acceptance.
  • a web of support, sharing, grounding, and fun (particular during the time of COVID-19).

2020-2021 Registration Form. 

Please use the drop down menu above for more information.