Welcome to Religious Education at the ALUUC. Our program provides Sunday morning religious education classes for children from preschool through high school, as well as a staffed nursery for children aged two years and younger.
We support and nurture the spiritual growth of our youth and our volunteer teachers through worship, fellowship, service to others and structured learning experiences. We match curricula to our youths’ needs so that children are exposed to Unitarian Universalism and other religious paths. In addition, we often offer curricula that explore issues related to social justice, personal growth, and wrestling with the Big Questions we face in life. Youth are grouped, flexibly, by age, and can, to an extent, choose the class that best meets their readiness.
To see more about our curriculum, click the link below to view our brochure:
Children’s Religious Education brochure 2019-2020 (Revised) (PDF)
It is important that our youth see themselves as active and valued members of the church community. Each month we take a Sunday off from regular classes and hold a Children’s RE Worship Service or Intergenerational Service. The church year runs from late August to May. During the summer months, members of the congregation volunteer to share their time and talent with our children as a whole group on Sunday mornings.
To see our calendar of events, click the link below:
Children’s RE calendar 2020 Spring (PDF)
If you are available to volunteer to assist the Religious Education Program by serving on the organizing committee, donating supplies, teaching, or facilitating a children’s worship service, please contact our Religious Education Coordinator. Any questions or concerns about our program can be directed to:
Register Your Child for RE
To register your child for RE, download and complete the PDF of the Registration Form:
Children’s RE Teachers
Amanda Metcalf (lead), Robyn Nation, Sandra Creasey, & Sabrina Vining (Angela Solon, sub)
Spirit Play (a Montessori-based approach to religious exploration) – Alcott Room K-2nd
Christina Raison (lead), Jenni Dahl, Feli Wonneberger, Melissa Bernhardt & David Marshall
3rd-5th – Fuller Room
Diana DeWeese & Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant
6th-9th – Berkley Room
Sydney McCabe & Dan Vining
Senior Youth (9th-12th Grades) – Channing Room
Read more about the Senior Youth Group here…
Children’s RE Worship Service
Children’s RE Worship Service is a time when all ages of Religious Education students come together as a community. Adult members of the congregation are sometimes invited to coordinate the service or the DRE leads the service. The usual components of such a service include readings or stories, art activities or projects, snacks and a group game. Older students help younger children and there is often singing or poetry recited together. These are special times that foster a sense of shared values among the larger group of children at the ALUUC.