Children and Youth Religious Education
At Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, we provide our young people an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our religious education programs aim to foster:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find our preschoolers singing songs about kindness, our elementary youth engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, our middle schoolers talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, and our high-school youth raising money for a local family in need. Our religious education programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Our Director of Religious Education leads many of these programs. Parents and other members of the congregation lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact Samantha Dickerson, Director of Religious Education, to get connected.