RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR ALL
Spiritual Growth for Children, Youth, and Adults
For Children and Youth: Our Religious Education programs for children and youth largely center on Sunday morning. Everyone participates in the early part of our worship services, including the sharing of Joys & Sorrows and the singing of “Spirit of Life,” for which our regular attendees offer sign language interpretation.
Teens and Tweens remain in the sanctuary and discuss the sermon in a facilitated conversation after the service – a great time to build friendships and articulate complex thinking around big questions.
Younger children adjourn to their classrooms before the sermon. Story time and activities are inspired by the day’s theme and help children explore their own beliefs and values. Classes often relate to an issue of social justice, and to building skills of empathy and generosity.
All children and youth learn age-appropriate applications of Unitarian Universalist Principles, such as respect for all persons, and about the Sources of Our Living Tradition, including the religions of the world.
For Adults: A range of opportunities are available in Adult Religious Education. A small group book discussion gathers every Sunday morning at 9:30, an hour before the service begins. Topics have included Karen Armstrong’s The History of God and, most recently, the Gnostic Gospels. About ten minutes after each service there is a similar group discussion about the day’s sermon, with the minister’s participation. Check the calendar for regular meetings of A Course in Miracles and Soul Matters discussion groups centered on monthly themes.
For All Ages: Regardless of age, our educational programming hopes to guide participants toward becoming their best selves. For us this means living out our shared values and learning about the many and varied perspectives – often different from our own – that have shaped our human history. We hope to provide the tools to help each of us navigate a lifelong search for truth and meaning, and help us make the important decisions that shape our life and the lives of those around us.
For regular updates on educational offerings check our calendar regularly, and join the mailing list for our weekly E-Minder and monthly Newsletter by contacting dmuuc-om-at-dmuuc.org.