Welcome to Religious Education classes for Children and Youth at UUCL! If you are new to our congregation, RE meets on Sunday mornings during the service on the second floor of the church building (the level at which you enter from the parking lots). There are classes offered for preschool-4th grade and 5th-8th, and a nursery available for infant-preschool. The infant nursery is open from 10:15-11:45 am. Unless noted otherwise, the grade school classes have the following routine: 5th-8th grade starts directly in the classroom. Please have your youth arrive between 10:15-10:30. Prek-4th grade start in the sanctuary - service starts at 10:30 am. They will be in the sanctuary through first hymn and a Time for All Ages. After that, they will be led to their classroom. You are welcome to keep your children with you in the sanctuary, if you prefer. 

Weekly Update for 2/18/2024

Dear Friends, 

I hope you have all had a good week. We are looking forward to seeing your family this weekend! We are so happy to have your children as part of our community, engaging in a journey of spiritual discovery and understanding. As parents, your support is invaluable, and we are grateful for your commitment to your child's education in matters of faith and compassion. 

Preschool-1st grade and 2nd-4th grade will start in the sanctuary this week. After we sing out to our classes, we will continue our month of learning about Justice and Equity! During this unit, we will learn more about what those words mean, how to live them in relationship with others close to us and in the larger world, and what it means to build Beloved Community. Last week, we talked about building better relationships with those who are close to us or very meaningful in our lives. This week, we will be expanding this out to talk about how we can build a better world. How do justice and equity become part of our society? How can we help? We can focus on bringing justice and equity to our societal structures. And since this month is Black History Month, we get at this by focusing on how African-Americans have led the way in bringing justice and equity to our country and how uncovering the unjust parts of our US history is also a way of addressing the harm of our US past.  To explore the theme this week, we will explore the puzzle of how our communities connect, we also have a fun game to play, and will be doing some water play. (So please wear clothes that can get a bit damp - but we’ll do our best to control the splash!)     

5th-8th grade will begin directly in their classroom. Please have your children/youth arrive between 10:15-10:25 and drop them off directly in the RE space before you head downstairs for service. This week, our young people will continue to explore where are we from and where are we going? We’ve got the whole world, what can we do with it? Our goals for this week and upcoming weeks are: 

  • Review past workshops for new understandings.  

  • Review the world guidebook we have created.  

  • Locate our characters and ourselves in our respective worlds.

Our UU teachings that are touched on during this lesson are:

  • Unitarian Universalism believes in and encourages ongoing change.  

  • The work of building a better world will never be complete.  

  • We affirm in interdependence, mutuality, and cooperation.