Kids & Youth Programs
Religious Exploration Groups
On Sunday mornings our Religious Exploration Groups for children and youth gather to explore the mysteries and wonders of life. Natural curiosity, storytelling, and hands-on experiences are our tools for faith development. Additional Religious Exploration Programs include special events, High School Youth Group, adult small groups, and educational opportunities.
We foster spiritual and personal growth. Our children’s, youth, and adult groups provide time to focus and be mindful as a respite from our stimulating, busy world. We consciously create opportunities to learn, explore, share, and ask questions.
We hold the space for persons to:
Learn the Unitarian Universalism Principles and Sources.
Build joyous relationships as part of a beloved faith community.
Discover personal spiritual practices and beliefs.
Explore the “big questions” of life:
“What is my purpose?”
“Where do I come from?”
“What happens when we die?”
Become kind, caring, respectful citizens of the world.
Sunday Morning RE Programs:
Twice a month RE groups meet in their classrooms downstairs. We have three age guided groups as well as infant and pre-school childcare rooms. Parents are always welcome to have their child or children stay with them during the service. Our groups are guided by age and interest and may often operate as multi-age groups. We strive to find the right fit for the child.
Multigenerational Worship Services are family oriented services and take place once a month.
A monthly Childrens’ Chapel is held on the first Sunday of the month in our community youth room and explores the monthly worship theme in a fun, meaningful way.
Little Lights childcare is always available for our youngest friends.
RE Leaders for Children and Youth
RE Leaders are special, inspirational members of our beloved community who demonstrate the commitment and personal qualities needed to be an integral part of a child’s faith discovery and journey.
As a Protect My Ministry church, we utilize National Background Screenings for all RE Leaders which includes CORI and Sexual Offender Registry. Our children’s safety is of paramount importance to us. All people new to the UUSGU community are required to wait 6 months to a year before volunteering to lead RE for children and youth. We want you to get to know us, and we want to get to know you.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Religious Exploration Programs
Office Hours: Thursday: 9-2
Available evenings and weekends by appointment.
Our Whole Lives
Honest, accurate information about sexuality 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), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula. A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.
Supporting families is very important to us.
We are currently working on creating programming with the goal of better supporting the families of UUSGU. This may include small parent support groups, special events, Club UU, and more. If you would like to be part of the brainstorming and development process, let us know!
If you would like to learn more about family support, please contact DRE Chris Scheller at Chris@uusgu.org.