Religious Education (RE)
As of January 2022, Religious Education has resumed in person! For more information, contact our Director of Religious Education, Camille Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UUCC’s Religious Education ministry promotes learning about our religious tradition and beliefs, and those of others, throughout our lives, from kindergarten through retirement. Despite our need to be physically distant, UUCC’s Religious Education program is committed to providing spaces for our children and youth to explore our UU values and strengthen our community across the country.
All children and youth, 17 and under, must be registered in order to attend RE programming. Please CLICK HERE to fill out our quick RE registration form.
Children’s Chapel, Sunday Mornings at 10:00 eastern: Moving our programming on line has allowed us the unique opportunity to collaborate with other UU congregations from across the United States. Currently we have 5 congregations participating in our Children’s Chapel on Sunday mornings.
Each week one of our collaborative Director’s of Religious Education (DRE’s) or other Religious Educator prepare a lesson based on our monthly theme. These lessons are geared toward grades K-5. Each congregation has at least one adult advisor in the Zoom room to help with room management. Children start out together with a chalice lighting and story, and then the 3rd- 5th grades break out into a separate room where Religious Educators, will guide children through age appropriate activities and discussions. Sessions end with the groups coming back together to extinguish the chalice. Chapel last for about 30-40 minutes.
Youth Group (Grades 6th – 12th), Wednesday at 7:00 pm eastern: UUCC is thrilled to be collaborating with 8 other UU congregations to host a weekly youth group, bringing together youth from across the country. Much like our Children’s Chapel, our Youth Group meet on Zoom, led by Religious Educators from participating congregations. The Youth start out together to light the Chalice and read our opening words. Youth will then breakout into rooms for Jr. High (6th – 8th grades) and Sr. High (9th -12th grades). Youth will check in, play games, engage in deep conversation and build community. Youth Group runs for about an hour from the start.