lifespan religious education

Cultivating Wonder & Awe while Advancing Justice

lifespan religious education

Cultivating Wonder & Awe while Advancing Justice

youth & children's religious education

Learn more about our offerings for youth, from nursery through students in 12th grade.

adult religious education

Be a lifelong learner in our Adult Religious Education (ARE) program, offering classes and book clubs all year long.

inquirers class for visitors & new members

Curious about Unitarian Universalism and UUCA? Want a refresher on our faith’s fundamentals? Check out Inquirers!

Children’s and Youth Religious Education

Growing lives filled with purpose, meaning, and wonder!

Clare Costello
Ayanna Stringer
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION THAT GROWS WITH OUR YOUTH 

UUCA’s Children and Youth Religious Education is multifaceted and values connection. Children and youth have the opportunity to participate in developmentally-appropriate programming that includes the exploration of multiple faith traditions, spiritual practices, and our Unitarian Universalist principles and values. Not only do they develop friendships with each other, but they also benefit from dedicated adult leaders and mentors.

We also host an interactive monthly Family Chapel intended to help families deepen connections with other UU families and bring their faith home in fun and engaging ways.

Finally, we offer a parent support group twice a month to allow for shared struggle, guidance, and wisdom.

“It takes a village,” and with our focus on building multiple relationships within the faith community, our hope is to help parents parent beyond their capacity.

PreK: Nursery and Chalice Children

Nursery: Birth – Preschool: Chalice Children

We engage our little ones in a fun and exciting introduction to some key parts of our faith. We welcome curiosity and wonder as we explore together. Welcome to a first introduction to a supportive community, while providing care in a loving environment.

Please note- we do not offer Chalice Children while remote. Stay tuned for our return!

Find out more here.

Grades K-2: Wonderful Welcome

How do we welcome people into our lives, and who do we want to welcome into our lives? This curriculum dives into this exploration of welcoming a wide range of people (and non-people) including peers, family, strangers, neighbors, nature, and animal friends. Welcome!

Find out more here.

Grades 3-4: Popcorn Theology

Join us for excerpts from films and movies to explore topics ranging from the quest for racial justice, to reflecting on values, to the search for truth (amidst a sea of misinformation). Popcorn optional as we engage and learn together!

Find out more here.

Grades 5-6: Amazing Grace

Right vs. Wrong? The Ethics Continuum? …these are at the center of the exploration for this class. This is a key chapter of life to dive into these topics that lay a foundation for middle school and high school. Join us to explore and bridge the gap to acting upon what is discussed on this rich topic of influences and choices.

Find out more here.

Grades 7-8: Our Whole Lives

Our Whole Lives (OWL) provides developmentally appropriate facts about anatomy and human development. This curriculum helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, foster healthy relationships, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Find more information about OWL for these grade levels here.

To find out more about how Unitarian Universalism is leading lifespan sexuality education, visit the UUA OWL page.

Grades 9-12: Young Religious UU's (YRUU)

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 please email our Youth Coordinator.

Lifespan Consent and Sexuality Education

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a series of lifespan, comprehensive sexuality education curricula. It includes seven individual age-appropriate curriculum beginning with kindergarten/1st grade and ending with older adults. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides facts about anatomy and human development and helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. OWL enables participants to make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with developmentally-appropriate information in Human Development, Relationships, Personal Skills, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Health, and Society and Culture. Learn more here.

Note: As UUA guidelines restrict the teaching of OWL to in-person only, we are offering 7th/8th grade OWL this year socially distanced and masked. OWL for younger grades will be offered once vaccinations become available for those age groups. 

Sign up for future classes here.

adult religious education

Be a lifelong learner and cultivate your sense of wonder!

Clare Costello
grow your curiosity and knowledge through our adult religious education offerings. 

This semester is jam-packed with exciting classes. To mention a few: we have a three-part series based on implicit bias and fallacious assumptions. We will also be exploring Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Skills to reduce emotional pain, increase hope, and prevent suicide. More class descriptions to come!

sign up for the fall semester:

Watch all past zoom classes here

Check out classes covering a range of topics from COVID-19 vaccines, to environmentalism, to self improvement. All our classes from our 2020-2021 virtual semesters are available to watch on this Youtube Playlist. 

Watch Our Series on Racism Here

In the 2020 and 2021, UUCA hosted an educational series on race relations and racism with sessions on history, social psychology, and politics, as well as events about better personal interactions across racial groups. Check out our Youtube Playlist here to watch the series. 

our whole lives

Lifespan Consent and Sexuality Education

Clare Costello
our whole lives (owl) is a series of comprehensive sexuality education curricula. 

It includes seven individual age-appropriate curriculum beginning with Kindergarten/1st grade and ending with older adults. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides facts about anatomy and human development and helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. OWL enables participants to make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with developmentally-appropriate information in Human Development, Relationships, Personal Skills, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Health, and Society and Culture. Learn more here.

Note: As UUA guidelines restrict the teaching of OWL to in-person only, we are offering 7th/8th grade OWL this year socially distanced and masked. OWL for younger grades will be offered once vaccinations become available for those age groups. 

INQUIRERS

A class and community to introduce you to and celebrate the UU faith!

Clare Costello
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. 

inquirers is held on sundays at 12:30 pm est.

We are currently virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us on Zoom on Sundays at 12:30!

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Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact us

(404)-634-5134

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10 AM-3PM

Service: Online, Sundays at 11 AM EDT at uuca.org/live

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