For Children and Youth
Sunday Morning at UUCT
Families and children are valued members of our community and we are glad you are here! Children are always welcome to stay in the Sanctuary for Sunday service, but we also offer age-appropriate Religious Education classes for those who want to attend.
We are a deliberately open and affirming community, and we welcome you, your family, and all that you bring on your spiritual journey, to join all of us on ours.
Families in Service
Our numbers of families is growing and we are overjoyed to have you with us every week! There are many options for where you and your children are on Sundays, and we support you in making the best decisions for you and the kids.
- In Service! Unless the topic is one specifically for adult ears, children of all ages are welcome to stay in the sanctuary every week. We will hold specific “intergenerational services” about once per month and these will have active elements specifically to engage young people.
- The Nursery for children under 10 years! Grown-ups, remember, if you need to leave service to take your child to nursery, you’re welcome to return!
- In Religious Education (RE)! They can drop in as their needs dictate or attend every week. There are no fees for RE; just a registration form found here.
Fall programming is here! We are super excited about our focus this year: learning about ourselves and all our gifts and strengths. Then completing a couple of service projects.
Nursery (children birth to 10 years old) –We offer a loving and stimulating environment for the very youngest in our church family. Our nursery, staffed by paid and trained caregivers, gives our little ones a place to move around and play with people their ages! Adults are welcome to stay with their children.
Superhero Academy (5-18 years old) –What are your superpowers? What makes you special and unique? How can you bring your uniqueness to make a difference in the world?
What Happens on Sunday?
All children and youth begin Sundays in the Nursery for some free play. Those going to Superhero Academy will be walked to the classroom by the teachers. When Superhero Academy ends, children will return to the Nursery and can be picked up there. Children ages 10 and up are permitted to leave class on their own and will meet you at Coffee Hour in Goddard.
**Note** All children must be picked up 45 minutes after the end of service unless prior arrangements are made.
Where Are The Classrooms?
All classes take place in the (RE) Religious Education buildings in the courtyard on the west side of Goddard Hall. See our campus map for details.
Who Teaches RE?
Teachers are volunteers; they are parents, educators, Unitarian Universalists, and youth advocates. They come from all walks of life with one goal: to grow courageous kids and youth who bring kindness and love to themselves, their families, their communities and their world.
UUCT provides teachers a curriculum which engages the young people on questions of belief, social justice, and Unitarian Universalist principles.
Childcare in the nursery is provided by trained childcare professionals and by assistants who have completed Safe Sitter training.
Where Do We Sign Up?
Most of our programs are “drop in” with no pre-registration required! We do ask that each family complete a RE Registration form when their children attend nursery and/or classes so we know of any special needs, allergies, or dietary restrictions. Here is our RE registration form — or ask one of our friendly staff members when you arrive!
How Do I Find Out More?
Contact us! For questions specifically about the Religious Education and youth programs, please contact Jamili Omar at DRE.UUCT@gmail.com
For questions about Unitarian Universalism, check out the rest of this UUCT website — or the Unitarian Universalist Association.