Faith Development offers programs that, from children’s earliest years through high school, engage our young people in the exploration of faith, spirituality and meaningful relationships. Our curriculum unfolds in an environment of celebration and inquiry that encourages young people to explore our Unitarian Universalist values and shape their Unitarian Universalist beliefs.
On Sunday morning, our 9:15 AM service offers full children’s faith development and exploration classes. Nursery care and play school are available for the youngest members in our community, staffed by professional child care providers.
Our Faith Development explorations for children and youth are grouped by age and led by enthusiastic and trained volunteers. These classes are full of activities, stories, and experiences that explore spirituality, religion, and Unitarian Universalist values. The Coming of Age years begin in seventh grade.
Our Unitarian Universalist community has a long commitment to the journey of youth to express what they have given their heart to. The coming of age years include an active exploration of world religions in the Neighboring Faiths curriculum; faith-based sexuality education with the Our Whole Lives curriculum; and a culminating rite of passage year for youth in the Coming of Age program.
From teaching, social acting, worship leading, music, the Youth Ministry at UUCR offer teens many ways to engage in congregational life. On most Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM the Senior High Youth Program youth group (SHYP) meets for sharing, worship, spiritual exploration, and social justice initiatives.
If you have any questions about our programming for children and youth, contact Anne Principe, our Director of Faith Development, at 781-944-0494 extension 108 anytime or click here to email Anne Principe.