What We Offer Through the Lifespan
East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to offer Religious Education classes for children through adults during our program year from September to June. Classes for children run concurrently with the church service on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:30 am.
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, our K-5th graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, and the middle schoolers talking with a Muslim couple about Islam. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually on Sunday too.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our Religious Education Chair to get connected.