What We Offer
Throughout the main church year (September-May), the Society offers Sunday morning groups for pre-schoolers through high school. Groups meet during the 10:30 Assembly though there are often family-friendly activities both before and after. During Summer Assemblies, we offer supervised activities for younger children.
There is no fee to enroll your children in our groups. However, it is expected that parents will support the First Unitarian Society financially and participate as volunteers when needed.
We prefer the name “Religious Explorers” as it better describes what we are trying to accomplish. We want our children and youth to understand the complexities of our world and the many perspectives taken by religions around the world.
We value children at this Society and we work to weave them into the fabric of life here. They are invited to adult events and they begin every Sunday in the regular service so that they can become a part of the traditions and celebrations here at the First Unitarian Society.
In their groups, the children learn about their Unitarian-Universalist (UU) roots, study world religions and Bible Literacy. They explore what it means to be part of a largely humanist UU society. We have a strong desire for our children and youth to develop a social conscience and to take action to influence change, thus we provide them with opportunities to work to support various social-service projects. In our RE program, we don’t neglect fun. We want our youth to think of this Society as a safe and happy place to be, a place where they feel supported by adults and find friendships with other kids. We want to develop a sustaining community for them.
Please note that it is Society policy that for events not related to Religious Education, minors must be accompanied into the building by a responsible adult, making sure that staff or volunteers know where the youth is and how to contact a guardian or parent in an emergency.