Children’s and Youth Religious Education

Wildflower strives to support parents in that role by providing a meaningful religious education program that makes a positive difference in children’s and youth’s lives.

Ages of Children We Serve

Our children and youth religious education program serves babies and children through 18 years. When we have in-person services, we strive to provide childcare for children 1-4 years of age. Children age 4 and above may begin in the Pre-K class when they are developmentally ready. Grades 2-5 attend class together, and youth from 6th-12th grade. Currently, infants remain with their parents. 

What Happens on Sunday?

Children and youth stay with their parents for the first 15 minutes of the worship service, which begins at 11:45 am. After the congregation “sings the children and youth out,” teachers lead them to their classes. The children’s program ends at about 1:00 pm, usually 15 minutes after the Worship Service ends. Children attending childcare do not have to begin in the service. To promote child and youth safety, two adults are present in childcare and all classes. In accordance with our Safe Church policy, all RE teachers and care providers undergo background checks.

 

The Unitarian Universalist faith doesn’t pretend to give children all the answers to the big questions. Unitarian Universalism puts its faith in people’s ability to explore the unknown together.

-Terry Stafford (UU Religous Educator)

       Getting Started in Religious Education

Before your child’s first Sunday in the religious education program, please register them by filling out a Registration Form. Parents are always welcome to visit the RE and childcare classes.

Religious Education News/Blog

May 1 CYRE

Roots Class (pre-k to first) w/Laura: Today in the Roots class we read a story about a "no gifts" birthday party. We discussed how it would be hard to not receive gifts at your birthday party, but that the gifts are not what make a party fun. Also that it would be...

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Apr 24 CYRE

Roots Class (pre-k to first grade):Today in the Roots class, we discussed the meaning of Earth Day and how we can help the earth. Everyone was in agreement that electric cars were a really good way to help the environment. Another idea to help the earth was to plant...

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Apr 3 CYRE

**We don't meet next week (Apr 10) but we'll be back on Apr 17 (Easter) with a special CYRE that includes treats and an egg hunt! Roots (pre-k to 1st) & Seedlings (2nd-5th) Class:This week we discussed the book Perfect Square, a story of a square that is torn and...

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Mar 27 CYRE

Roots Class (pre-k to 1st grade) w/Laura: This week, we learned what a covenant is (promises that we make to each other) and created a class covenant in the form of a paper chain. Then, we headed outside for snacks and free play. Seedling Class (2nd - 5th grade)...

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Feb 27 Park Meet-up

We had a lovely time at Mabel Davis park with absolutely perfect weather and good company! We enjoyed a gentle hike, some tree climbing, games, and laughter. Here's our March schedule: Mar 6 - 10:30 Zoom Mar 13 - off Mar 20 - 11:30 in-person (contingent on service...

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Feb 13 CYRE

We had so much fun yesterday at the Valentine's Fest! After our chalice lighting and check-in, we explored a Treasure Hunt, competed in Minute-to-Win-It games, made yarn hearts, decorated cupcakes, and had snacks. It was so good to be together again 🙂

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Jan 30 CYRE

Roots & Seedlings (pre-k to 5th): This week, we told a story called "We Are All One" and looked through our 8 UU Principles to see which ones the story spoke to. Then we played an animal charades game based on the story. Wildflower Youth (Middle & High...

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Dec 12 CYRE

Roots (pre-k to 1st) & Seedlings (2nd-5th) Class w/Piaf:We began with a Winter Solstice story and then created sun/moon ornaments and collaborated on a giant paper sun for our classroom. We finished up with some silly fun on the playground. Wildflower Youth...

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Dec 5 CYRE

Roots Class (pre-k to 1st grade) w/Laura:Today in Roots, we read the book "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi. In the book, a little girl that has newly immigrated from Korea struggles with people pronouncing her name and explores changing her name to an American name. ...

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