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

RE May 10

Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie: We're continuing our class "new normal" routine, which looks like this: We light the chalice We are Unitarian Universalists with minds that think, hearts that love, and hands that are ready to serve, and welcome and...

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RE Apr 19

Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie: We spent this rainy morning meeting each other’s cats, talking about signs of spring, and getting some more singing and dancing in for spring.  I shared a story about the baby bird my friend found, and kept watch over until...

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CYRE Apr 12

This week we gathered on Zoom for our C/YRE classes. Roots class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie: Happy Easter, and thank you to the children who gathered with me this morning.  I so wanted to share a nice springtime, Easter-y book this morning. Sharing stories seems...

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CYRE Mar 8

Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie: This week we talked about the corona virus, did a lesson together about hand washing, and each child took home a small book about the virus. We’ll be making a stop at the bathroom sink to wash our hands T the start of each...

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CRE Feb 16

Roots (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie:We’re looking at the way some homes are based on friendship- next class the children will hear about Ruth and Naomi from the book of Ruth, and this week we read the true story of a very special and surprising friendship between a...

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RE Feb 2

Roots Class (pre-k to 1st grade) w/Marie: Continuing our thinking together about homes, we are talking about places that people gather together. The children came up with living rooms, kitchen, and the dining room as places people gather in their homes to be together...

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CRE Jan 19

Roots (pre-k to 1st grade) & Seedlings (2nd to 4th grade): The Roots and Seedlings were combined this week for our special project of creating decorations for the amazing Valentine's Day dance party that Wildflower is hosting to raise money for a new UU retreat...

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CRE 1/12

Roots Class w/Marie (pre-k to 1st grade): This week the kids began with a circle for singing and checking in about their week. Then, they listened to a Native American folktale about coyote and friends risking their own safety to bring fire to the humans suffering in...

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CRE Jan 5

Roots class w/Marie (pre-k to first grade): Welcome to a new year! It was wonderful to gather the children back after our holidays. We played Circle Round the Chalice, read The Mitten (thinking about Reverend Brian’s words a few Sundays ago during the gifts service,...

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Religious Education 12/15

Roots class with Marie (pre-K to first grade): We spent our last class together of 2019 practicing The Friendly Beasts for our procession next week, which will be right at the beginning of the service. We also painted our salt dough ornaments from last week. Seedlings...

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