Programs for Children
Religious Exploration at NUUC!
The NUUC Religious Exploration program may be a bit different than what you may be used to. Rather than teach religious doctrine, we endeavor to create a space where children can explore spiritual and religious questions in a safe, welcoming environment.
We have a weekly Exploration class for kids 3 – 12 every Sunday
We begin in the sanctuary for the first part of the service. Then the congregation “sings us out” and we head over to the Nielson house for our class session
Children are free to explore art, sensory boxes, and fun, unstructured activities as adults interreact and engage them in conversation
Our pre-teens (8-12) meet once a month for a fun gathering at the church
Our teens (13-17) meet for a monthly gathering offsite at one of their homes
We follow the themes presented in Soul Matters, a monthly series of resources for Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations. The Soul Matters monthly themes focus on a spiritual value that our UU faith has historically honored and calls all of us to embody in our lives. The themes are always great conversation starters.
If you are a parent and would like more information about our program, or if you would like to help out as a volunteer, please feel free to contact me.
Jacquie Zarley, Intern Minister and Director of Religious Exploration