Welcome to Religious Education (RE) at First Unitarian! From the roots of ‘religious’ (re-ligio – to bind back), and education’ (educare – to set free), our RE programs seek to offer children and youth the liberation of a spiritual life in which one connects to oneself and others through deep listening, opening to wonder and transformation, and serving together with love and humility.
Our Religious Education mission is to help young people listen, open, and serve by providing learning experiences that include practical skills and service (promoting UU Principles), playful adventure, and multicultural wisdom (drawing on UU Sources). It’s about creating children and youth who…live mindfully and love faithfully!
We foster their delight in the mysteries, diversity, and miracles of the world, and inspire actions that promote wholeness in programs which include worship, mindfulness practice, sexuality and race/ethnicity education, social justice, and exploration of many sources of truth.
We are serious about our commitment to journey beside you! We welcome you!
Parenting Across the Values Divide
Are you a parent or guardian struggling with parenting a child, who is also being parented in another household with different sets of limits/ rules/ values/ norms?
Parenting as Spiritual Practice
A monthly offering for any parent/guardian who wishes to learn non-violent communication skills, mindfulness techniques, and how to nourish gratitude.
UU Families of Color
A casual hangout for families of RE participants who identify as non-white, including Hispanic and Latinx children and youth. Potlucks, outings, and casual meet ups provide space for connecting.
UU Family Circle Training
An annual offering for families wanting to integrate UU values more deeply into home life. Basics of equity-based communication, family circle process, mindfulness practice, and gratitude practice will be shared.
For more information on any of these offerings, contact: Sheila Schuh, Director of Religious Education