The mission of the Religious Education program is to encourage each child/youth to develop personal values based on Unitarian Universalist principles and the commitment to practice those values in daily living. While fostering a nurturing community we honor the worth of religious thinking and celebrate the joy of spiritual exploration.
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer 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.
Many of our programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun. Our religious educator and minister 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 education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.
K-12 graders will also have the opportunity to participate in Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education, an age-appropriate, faith-based program focusing on respect, relationship and responsibility. OWL is offered on a rotating basis.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact Rebecca Fricke, our Director of Religious Education (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get connected and check out Rebecca’s blog U2Can UU for Sundays in review.
Other Important Details
There are no registration fees for Religious Education classes. Please consider pledging to the UUSA canvass. For more information talk to our Interim Minister, The Rev. Cindy Frado.
The Religious Education Ministry coordinates the Religious Education program:
Jenn Chylack, chair emerita
Members: Polly Peterson, Anne Perkins, Susan Rice
Renaissance Module – Multicultural Religious Education
March 8-10, 2018
The upcoming Multicultural Renaissance Module at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA), MA will run for 15 hours total:
Thursday, March 8th from 6-9pm
Friday March 9th from 9-9pm (9 hrs of program/3 hrs for meals and breaks)
Saturday, March 10th from 9-12pm
Coordinator: Rebecca Fricke, DRE of the UUSA – email@example.com
Reverend Jude Geiger
Seminarian Sana Saeed
Module cost is $280 which includes all food, but does not include accommodation.
A $25 administrative fee will be retained for all cancellations unless we have to cancel
Cancellation by February 26, 2018: 50% of fees refunded
Cancellation by March 5, 2018: 25% of fees refunded