Children's Religious Education

At First Universalist, we are committed to encouraging the spiritual growth and development of children. We have trained, professional staff facilitating our children's programming in order to provide high quality experiences and allow for parents and caregivers to explore their own beliefs during adult faith conversations and worship services.

Children's Chapel Sundays at 10:30am

Children and their parents begin Sunday mornings together in the Sanctuary for the beginning of worship service. Children are then "sung out" to participate in Children's Chapel. Joining other children on Sunday mornings, can help your child to create friendships and explore the same worship and religious education themes in which the adults are finding inspiration. A mix of stories, games, celebrations, shared snack, activities and group discussion allows all children to chime in with their big questions, and helps them to find their own answers. Our Children’s Religious Education program is staffed with professional teachers who love to teach.

Children's Tea & Games first Sundays at 11:45am

Children of all ages are welcomed to join Rev. Jennifer Emrich to share a snack, check-in, and play games. Knowing that children use play to try out different identities, ways to behave, and how to navigate our world, Rev. Jennifer leads children in a variety of games that are infused with Unitarian Universalists principles, involve cooperation and team-building, and are just plain fun.

The Nursery Sundays at 10:30am

Our Nursery is a safe and inviting place for our youngest friends and members to play on Sunday mornings, and during all major church events. Children who are too young for our RE Program are cared for by CPR certified teens who are members of our Youth Groups. While we are happy to have babies and toddlers in our worship service with the adults, the Nursery usually turns out to be too fun to resist!

Multigenerational Events

Families are invited to participate in many multigenerational events that are hosted during the church year. From special dinners to social justice events, children and families are active participants.

Youth Groups

Our middle school age youth (5th-8th grade) and high school age youth (9th-12th grade) are invited to join our active youth groups while they participate in social justice work, take yearly mission trips, explore and craft their own statements of belief, participate in one of the nation's best comprehensive sexuality education program, and play games.