Lifespan Religious Education

Nourish Your Spirit

Adult Religious Education

Adult Religious Education (ARE) classes are divided into two categories: Community classes and Religious Education classes. Community classes occur throughout the week and feature opportunities to engage in various types of spiritual practices, such as meditation and yoga.

Religious Education classes are currently offered online using Zoom, typically on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. ARE offers new classes throughout the month, with both single-session topics and multi-part series that cover a range of topics (from spirituality, social justice, and environmentalism, to money matters and personal well-being). Classes are taught by our amazingly talented UUCA membership and staff, as well as esteemed members of our broader community who offer invaluable insight and educational opportunity in their respective areas of expertise.

 All course offerings are selected and scheduled by the all-volunteer ARE Team. In addition to the wide variety of community and ARE classes, UUCA is pleased to offer the Inquirers program as a support to new members and visitors.  

Inquirers

Come learn about how our faith ignites deep spiritual growth to create hope within ourselves and our community. Newcomers are invited to attend our Inquirers series. This introductory class to Unitarian Universalism is held on an 8 week rotation. All are welcome—drop in anytime! New members are strongly encouraged to attend all 8 sessions of Inquirers prior to joining. Starting on June 7th, we will be offering a Zoom Inquirers class every Sunday at 7:30pm.

Register for our Virtual Inquirers course here!

Religious Education Classes

20oct7:30 pm8:30 pmReligious Education: Learning and Applying Social Science Research on Racism and Anti-RacismTuesday, October 20th, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

22oct10:30 am11:30 amGentle YogaThursdays, 10:30am to 11:30am

29oct10:30 am11:30 amGentle YogaThursdays, 10:30am to 11:30am

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Youth and Children’s Religious Education

UUCA’s Youth and Children’s Religious Education is designed to support the whole child. Through education in spiritual practices and exposure to different religious traditions, our developmentally appropriate curriculum encourages and supports participants of all ages to connect with their individual journeys to find purpose and meaning.

Youth and children program participants forge lifelong friendships with peers and benefit from intergenerational mentorships with adult leaders.

Sunday morning classes for children ages 3 through 12th grade

Chalice Children, Birth – PreK

Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. For more information, visit the UUCA Chalice Children page.

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-2

Love Surrounds Us explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community. For more information on this curriculum, visit the UUA Love Surrounds page.

Toolbox of Faith, Grades 3-4

Toolbox of Faith invites participants to reflect on the qualities of our Unitarian Universalist faith, such as integrity, courage and love, as tools they can use in living their lives and building their own faith. For more information, visit the UUA Toolbox of Faith page.

Neighboring Faiths, Grades 5-6

Neighboring Faith Communities class supports young people in becoming better citizens by learning about other faith communities, through field trips to those faith communities. Find out more about the Neighboring Faiths curriculum on the UUA website.

Our Whole Lives, Grades 7-8

Our Whole Lives (OWL) provides developmentally appropriate facts about anatomy and human development, and helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Find more information about OWL and how Unitarian Universalism is leading lifespane sexuality education, visit the UUA OWL page.

Coming of Age, Grades 8-9

Our Coming of Age program helps young people sort out their ethical and religious identity (recognizing that some young people do not feel religious at all), so that they may make rational decisions about the kind of person they want to become.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) – Grades 9-12

YRUU takes the spiritual lives of our youth seriously by offering them ways to deepen and explore spiritual practice, to do informed service and social justice action projects together, to develop their leadership skills, and to create bonds that will last a lifetime. For more information, or to enroll a youth (or join…if you are a youth) please email our Youth Coordinator, Ayanna Stringer, at ayanna.stringer@uuca.org.

Our Whole Lives

Our Whole Lives is a series of lifespan sexuality education curricula. UUCA offers developmentally appropriate. classes for students K-12. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives provides facts about anatomy and human development, and helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

The Our Whole Lives program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas:

The Our Whole Lives program helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas:

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Human Development

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Relationships

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Personal Skills

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Sexual Behavior

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Sexual Health

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Society And Culture

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