Children & Youth
Our programs seek to empower our children and youth to ask deep questions and consider their own values and beliefs. We explore the rich framework of the seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. Our aim is to invite participants into forging their own moral compass and ethical understanding. These activities are led by experienced and well supported volunteer facilitators, many of whom are parents with kids in the program. All staff and volunteers working with children and youth at UUCB have undergone a thorough background check.
The role of Unitarian Universalist religious education is not to imprint our ideas on the minds of the young, but rather to foster creative discovery and intelligent examination. We believe that every one of us has a piece of the truth, and that we are wiser together.
Online Classes K-12 and Coming of Age
For everyone’s safety, RE in the time of COVID is on Zoom for the time being. We are working on a safety plan for potential small, masked and socially distanced in-person events outside and Celebration Chapel’s (worship service for children and youth, parents welcome) based on a rotation schedule based on registration numbers. Stay tuned. If you and/or your kid feel burnt out by Zoom, you are not alone.
The following classes are offered this year:
Middle School (6th-8th)
Coming of Age (8th and 9th Graders, former 8th and 9th graders who missed previous COAs, see Coming of Age Returns below for more information)
Time Change of RE to 12:15-1:15
To ensure teachers can attend the 11 am service in this difficult time, RE will now be from 12:15-1:15 on Zoom.
See RE and Celebration Chapel (worship for youth and children) Click here for complete calendar of RE 2020-21.
Middle and high school youth are nurtured and invited into a loving community. There are excellent groups and classes for youth including Coming of Age and the sexuality education class, Our Whole Lives. Sunday youth group sessions foster insightful and challenging discussions based on the monthly worship theme, enabling meaningful conversations between parents and youth throughout the week. Learn more about youth activities…
Youth & Children’s Choir
Singing is a fundamental means of expression. It’s everyone’s birthright and an important tool for building human relationships. We sing to soothe babies to sleep and to comfort the dying. We sing to honor our country, beloved friends, and sacred ideals. When we sing together, we connect with one another at a soul level. Learn more about the youth & children’s choir…
Our Whole Lives Sex Ed.
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education program…
It is our goal to enrich all aspects of family life. We provide wonderful opportunities for time together with other families and some time to be with other adults while your children are well cared for. Parent groups, family dinners, social justice opportunities, monthly parent’s night out are all important facets of the health and vitality of the whole family that we are eager to support. Learn more about family community…