Our classes are conducted by our RE Coordinator, Jeanay Johnson (Ms. J), teacher Ms. Trish, and a volunteer. In this class, the students are introduced to open discussions pertaining to the topic at hand by following the seven principles we abide by. We are expanding in our youth ministry. Children meet in the sanctuary for partial service and head to class until service is complete.

The Unitarian Universalist Association has adopted a statement of values we affirm known as our “Principles and Purposes”. We use a simpler version with the children, taken from the UUA:

  • 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.

We expose our children and youth to the various concepts of God held by the world’s major religions. We teach that there are many meanings for the word “God” and that UU does not adhere to a single definition.

We teach that prayer and meditation are ways to connect with the spiritual part of oneself, others, and the world.

We view worship as a way of connecting with one another, celebrating our values, and exploring our spiritual selves. We find ways to be involved in the multigenerational services as often as we can because one day, our children will be in the positions that we are in. We strive to provide and support the foundation our youth’s values are built upon.

We also follow the monthly themed curriculum that enables us to embark on virtual field trips to the places of worship, so we can gain a better understanding and respect for said practices.