UUCB has a vivacious and comprehensive Religious Exploration (RE) Program for nearly 70 children and youth, ages 0-18. We strive to help shape the heart, nourish the character, liberate the spirit and affirm the wondrous potential of each child and youth who participates. Every aspect of program development and implementation requires coordination and leadership to maintain its vibrancy, safety and integrity.
Classes for children focus on UU identity, world religions, social justice, and environmental awareness, with emphasis on our Seven Principles and Six Sources.
On Sunday mornings children generally join the congregation in the sanctuary for the first part of the service and for a Story for All Ages, after which they are “sung out” and go upstairs for their RE session.
Sunday morning programming is available for children in four age groups, from infant and toddler child-care, through elementary school. Middle school-age youth participate in the Coming of Age (COA) program where they work to understand their faith and identity through meetings, retreats and service work. UUCB’s Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) group seeks to empower high school aged youth to pursue knowledge, spirituality, justice and compassion.
A photo gallery for RE is being developed once parental permission is obtained to publish photos of children and youth; this is part of the Fall RE Registration process, and will be completed soon. We also maintain a Facebook page for our RE programming updates and announcements – visit us there!
Parents are provided with a Handbook which explains Policies and Procedures as well as a registration form which tells us about your child’s allergies, health condition, and more. You can read or download the RE Handbook 2016-2017.
Other opportunities for involvement include: