Children and Youth
Sunday Religious Exploration (RE)
Currently our Religious Exploration (RE) Program is in-person! All are welcome!
Children & Youth meet 1st & 3rd Sundays at 10:45 – first 15 minutes, in Sanctuary.
Then, Elementary moves to the Bridgehouse for programming and
Jr. High & High School move to the Library for programming.
Childcare available every Sunday, 10:30-11:45, during worship.
Kids age 4 and under welcome to Nursery
Nursery care workers welcome babies through preschoolers for fun, educational activities with lots of love and attention.
Grades K-5: Bridgehouse
Elementary-aged children explore wisdom stories, try spiritual practices, ask questions of how they make meaning, engage in service projects, and occasionally get their hands dirty with paint, clay, or potting soil.
Grades 6-8: MUUGs (Middle school UU Group)
Junior high youth come together in this accepting group. In open conversation they explore current events, daily concerns, and life’s big questions through a UU lens.
Grades 9-12: UUNIQUE (Senior High UU Youth)
Senior high youth gather to explore living into their faith beyond Sundays. They share personal stories of challenges and successes, engaging more fully around a different topic each Sunday.
We offer two special programs for youth on alternating years. Both of these programs have a registration fee; however scholarships are available and no family will ever be turned away due to financial need. Contact email@example.com for information and registration.
Coming of Age (COA) is a year-long program that marks the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Throughout the year, youth are asked to push their personal boundaries (in ways that feel safe to them) and to think about their own beliefs and values. Youth are paired with adult mentors from the congregation; discussions and retreats emphasize self-awareness; service is performed to the church and community. The year culminates in a belief-statement worship service led by the youth and their advisers.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is honest, accurate information about sexuality and it 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) to youth in grades 5 & 6.
Five trained facilitators lead youth through a total of 11 weekly sessions on Sundays from 9-10:15am ending prior to Spring Break for both DJUSD and WJUSD. Sessions begin January 8, 2023.
Cost is $50 for non-members & $25 for members. Scholarships available. Limited to 10 participants. Preference to UUCD families.
Questions? Please contact Kate Logvy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 8 – Parent/Child Orientation
January 15 – Workshop 1: Sexuality and values
January 22 – Workshop 2: Images in Popular Culture
January 29 – Workshop 3: Body Image
February 5 – Workshop 4: Changes of Puberty
February 12 – Workshop 5: Gender
February 19 – Workshop 6: Feelings and Attractions
February 26 – Workshop 7: Reproduction and Staying Healthy
March 5 – Workshop 8: Decisions and Actions
March 12 – Workshop 9: Consent and Peer Pressure
March 19 – Workshop 10: Healthy Relationships and Celebration
Summer Stars: During the summer months, guests are invited each Sunday to lead the children in a variety of activities including arts, crafts, cooking, and just about anything you can imagine learning. Summer hours TBD. Have a skill you would like to share? Email email@example.com – we would love to hear from you!