Families And Children


The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg welcomes families to our Sunday services. Children are invited to stay in the sanctuary with their family during Sunday service, or join our Religious Education classes as shown below.

Nursery Care (birth through pre-kindergarten)

Our youngest children receive warm and loving care. Parents need to bring bottles, diapers, and any special instructions. Parents are welcome to visit. The nursery is open from 10:15am to noon on Sundays. Additional hours are available upon advance request so that adults can attend church activities outside that time.

Religious Education Classes (kindergarten through high school)

For children attending Religious Education (RE) classes, everyone gathers in the sanctuary to participate in the beginning of the church service. During the Time For All Ages, all children and youth are invited to gather at the front for an activity. Then the instructors lead the students to their classes.

Our UU Principles

We model and discuss with students the following UU principles:

  • Every person is important and valuable.
  • All people should be treated fairly.
  • Our church is a place where we accept one another and learn together.
  • Each person is free to search for what is true and right.
  • All people have the right to speak out and vote on things that matter to them.
  • We work for a peaceful, fair and free world.
  • We take care of the earth, the home we share with all living things.

Safety

  • RE teachers and volunteers teach and supervise all students. Teachers receive complete background checks and training.
  • Parents are expected to sign their children out of their classes at 11:45am.
  • Unsupervised play is not allowed.
  • Children and youth are taught to follow the following rules:
    • Be respectful of yourself, others, and the church property.
    • Participate in activities and clean up.
    • Act safely and report any unsafe activities to the teachers or childcare providers.

Get Involved!

We welcome volunteers in our RE classes. Please contact anyone on the Religious Education team for more information.

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