Our vibrant family community is supportive, soulful and welcoming. We are LGBT and straight together, partnered and single, come from a wide range of religious backgrounds, and are every color of the human rainbow. Together we create a unique spiritual community where we share and explore our paths as parents, partners and families. We hope you’ll join us at some of our upcoming activities for families. If you are new, here’s some info to help you plan your visit.
Activities for Families
All Ages Worship services are a special time for our community to gather to share story, song, praise, and presence among the generations. Worship engages our minds and hearts and bodies with wisdom from the world’s religions, the words and deeds of prophetic and poetic women and men, experiences of life’s twists and turns, and transcending mystery and wonder.
Families in Action: Our community provides regular opportunities for our families to live out their values. These include serving meals at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) shelter for homeless families, organizing food drives, Earth Day cleanups, witnessing for immigrant rights, and others.
Parents’ Night Out: Provides a night of free childcare for a parent’s night out once a month from September through May on second Saturdays. Before stepping out, we share a brief time together to explore our UU Principles in relation to our parenting.
Support for Families
Parent Groups: Parenting is a rewarding and sometimes grueling spiritual practice. We have created support and discussion groups for parents to celebrate together the joys and grow through the challenges of raising children.
Childcare: We provide childcare on Sundays (September-May) from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for some special events. This frees parents to explore adult activities or simply sit quietly overlooking the bay. Our magical play area is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff. There are supervised games for elementary school age children on the field from the end of Sunday classes to 1 p.m.
Children and Youth Programs support young people and their parents in exploring the spiritual and ethical aspects of life. Our children’s classes foster creative discovery and intelligent examination. Youth activities challenge youth to examine and articulate their own values and beliefs.
Families Caring: UUCB families come together to support each other in times of need. Meals for new babies and during illnesses, an afternoon of childcare or regular childcare exchange can be coordinated through our Director of Family Ministry.