Children and Youth Religious Exploration
At Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, we provide our young people an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our religious exploration 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 exploration programs are multi-faceted to be inclusive of diverse learning modalities and our diverse communities. On a Sunday you might find our children and youth singing songs about kindness, engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, or in conversation with visitors from a neighboring faith community. Our religious exploration programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, fellowship and fun.
Our Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration (DLRE) leads many of these programs. Parents and other members of the congregation lead them, too. Being of service to these programs can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith and be connected to our wider community.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact Samantha Dickerson, Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration (DLRE), to get connected.