Child and Youth Programs
At UUCMP, our children and youth are a vital part of the congregation. We begin worship with all the young people as part of the service. When they are sung out of the service, they adjourn to age-appropriate learning environments. We also design family-friendly events and programs to involve both children and adults in play, discussion, and community service.
Our programming for children and youth is based on the seven Unitarian Universalist principles and aims to:
- Transform the lives of our children and youth as well as the adults in the community.
- Promote deeper intergenerational relationships in classes, within the congregation, and in the larger world.
- Provide a safe and welcoming place for our children and youth to explore their own values, share their ideas, build their self-esteem, and consider their roles in the world we share.
- Embolden our children and youth with tenets true to our guiding principles and support them in actively taking part in building the world we dream about.
Our activities, which are led by devoted professional and lay teachers and leaders, are age-appropriate and designed to encourage a feeling of community, UU Identity, fun, and shared values among all ages of children and youth. We also strive to support faith development with spiritual resources, engage leadership skills, and enhance social consciousness with effective justice-making strategies. We offer healthy snacks and include kinesthetic, emotional, visual, and dialogical modes of learning.
We invite your family to come visit us any Sunday, and we welcome you to this community! Please contact our Director of Religious Exploration, Aaron Joseph, to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have.
To learn about curriculum for each age group, please see our curriculum page–"What Are We Teaching?" For more details about RE programming, contact our DRE, Aaron Joseph, who can also add you to his weekly DRE mail list.