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’s religious education program serves babies and children through 18 years. We provide childcare every Sunday from 9:30 am to 1 pm 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. Childcare is available for all ages from 9:30-11:30 am and during Sunday afternoon meetings when requested.

What Happens on Sunday?

Children stay with their parents for the first 15 minutes of the worship service, which begins at 11:30 am. After the congregation “sings the children out,” teachers lead them to their classes. The children’s program ends at about 12:45 pm, usually 15 minutes after the Worship Service ends. Childcare begins at 9:30 am and continues until 1 pm. Children attending childcare do not have to begin in the service. To promote child 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

Fall Semester Kick-Off!

This week was our fall semester kick-off and the first day of our newly reorganized Religious Education classes. Marie Catrett leads the Roots class (pre-k to 1st grade), Piaf Azul leads the Seedlings class (2nd to 4th grade) and Solveij Praxis leads our Wildflower...

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New Friends

This Sunday we had a lively group, including many new friends! We began by lighting our chalice and sharing our joys & sorrows (dubbed rose & thorn). We also discussed the kick-off for our fall Religious Education classes on September 8 and the ice cream...

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Sending Love to Trees

This week during the Time for All Ages portion of the service, kids brainstormed all the things that trees give us and what we give trees. Other than the crucial interchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, the children came up with many other important gifts we give and...

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Welcoming Community

This week, the kids recapped the butterfly story from last week and talked about how Wildflower can support people with many different identities in our communities. In the brainstorm, the kids came up with the following:-having ASL interpretation (and other languages...

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Welcoming All Butterflies

This week we began a two-part lesson based on a story about butterfly friends who seek shelter from a storm. The flowers they hope to hide under will only accept the butterflies that mirror the color they are. Luckily, the clover accepts butterflies of all colors. We...

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Women’s World Cup

This week we talked about the Women's World Cup in soccer and their grievance over not receiving equal pay. The kids analyzed our 7 UU principles to find which ones speak to the issue of paying some people more or less based on their gender. Then we created soccer...

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Yoga Stories

This Sunday we discussed the importance of staying healthy not only in our bodies, but also in our thinking. In addition to knowing how to care for our own mental health, our UU principles suggest that we help others who are struggling as well. How can we encourage a...

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Self Care for Kids

This Sunday we discussed self-care for mental health. In the younger group, students heard a story about various strong emotions and practiced a calming meditation & yoga sequence. The older group brainstormed ways to stay healthy physically and mentally and...

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Mother’s Day

This week, both groups in Children's Religious Education discussed the many different types of families that exist in the world, using a book to spark the conversation. The older group also discussed stereotypes about mothers, comparing those to the unique human...

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