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 6 weeks to 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

Sep 18 RE classes

We had a great Religious Education this week! Our Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) had a fun intro to our UU faith and added their names to our class wall with Laura. Our Seedlings (2nd to 5th grade) discussed various scientific facts about water such as the water...

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Sep 4 CYRE

We had a lovely start to our new year of Religious Education! We are looking forward to growing, learning, and connecting with your young people 🙂 Messages from each class are below: Roots (pre-k to 1st) & Seedlings (2nd to 5th): We began by lighting our class...

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Aug 21 CYRE

This week, we had a guest speaker who shared her experiences with homelessness with the kids and youth. It was very moving to hear her story and the kids asked insightful questions as well. Then, we assembled packets of snacks, waters, and socks and gave them to the...

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July 3 CYRE

This week we had a ton of fun making collages and pronoun pins with Laura's pin maker! Some kids also chose to make other pins using images from magazines and we collaboratively worked on a mosaic-style collage of a progress pride flag.

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Jun 19 CYRE

This Sunday we reflected on the roots of Juneteenth and the ongoing work of creating healing in our communities and ourselves. We also examined the role of celebrations in the healing process and celebrated friends of Solveij's who have ended 3 year of experiencing...

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June 5 CYRE

Roots (pre-k to first) w/Laura: This week, we learned about how we can express who we are in lots of different ways. One of those ways is the pronouns that we like people to use for us, such as she/her, he/him, or they/them. Then the kids colored in self-portraits and...

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May 26 CYRE

Roots Class (pre-k to 1st) w/Laura: This Sunday in Roots we read 'Change Sings" by Amanda Gorman. This book is a poem with illustrations that show children learning how to make a difference in their community and the world. We also watched a video of children singing...

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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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