• UPDATE: All religious education programming is currently being offered online.

     

    Welcome to Children & Youth

    in Community

    On Sundays, our religious education rooms are a place where children and youth are given space to center. We recognize that nurturing the spirit is regenerative, and that using tools like meditation, movement, and art allows for thoughtful processing of often complex concepts. Using a framework of curricula that incorporates world religions and traditions, the Sunday classes give context within which our young people can confidently begin to build their own identities and a strong sense of self.

    We encourage curiosity and welcome diversity in beliefs. At the core of our teaching at Community Church, are the 7 principles of Unitarian Universalism – the first of which is the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

     

     

    Why are we so passionate about programming for children & youth at Community?

    One need only bear witness to a group of little ones carefully, and quietly walking a labyrinth in silence for the first time, or to listen to a brother and sister respectfully agree to disagree about how they believe the Earth began.

    Our programs for children and youth are designed to uplift and empower, and to replace fear of the unknown, with teachings about all the different ways there are of being in the world. With spiritual grounding, concrete knowledge, and space for questioning, our young people learn to celebrate the strength in diversity, and to recognize the positive power of community.

     

    It's in this spirit that I invite you and your family to come and see what it's all about!

     

    Peace and Blessings,

    Jil Novenski

    Director of Religious Education for Children & Youth

     

    Our 7 Principles: The kid’s version

  • First UU Principle

    We believe that each and every person is important.

    Second UU Principle

    We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.

    Third UU Principle

    We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together

    Fourth UU Principle

    We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

    Fifth UU Principle

    We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them

    Sixth UU Principle

    We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

    Seventh UU Principle

    We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.