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

Sep 13 RE

Roots class (k-2nd) w/Marie: Hello everyone, happy Water Communion Sunday from the roots class. We watched Cory turn water and dish soap into bubbles with a straw (something kids could try at home I bet!), took a visit to the pond in my backyard where you can see my...

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Aug 9 CYRE

Roots Class (K-2nd grade) w/Marie: Happy last summer Sunday school class! Thanks to our volunteer for sharing The Koala Who Could book. It was the perfect thinking-about-starting-new-things-for-fall-and-school-plans, on all our minds and hearts in the community. Best...

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Aug 2 CYRE

Roots Class (k-2nd) w/Marie: Today was more animal dancing, and in thinking about animals, I decided a snail book was in order in honor of Sarah’s joining us very soon. Hearing about her pet snails has been a continued area of deep interest on the part of the...

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Jul 26 C/YRE

Roots Class w/Marie: Hello from the Roots class! One of my favorite read alouds jumped off my bookshelf and into the lesson plan this week in following up to thinking together about last week's How to Solve A Problem. Sometimes... things, like our lives under this...

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Jun 28 RE

Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie: We’re welcoming grownup helper Cory to our class today. Cory is a first grade teacher and new member at Wildflower and we’re so glad to have you. Thank you for leading the children in a fun greeting this morning- bonjour and...

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Jun 21 C/YRE

Roots Class (pre-k to first grade) w/Marie: We had another cozy gathering today in the Roots class, celebrating an almost birthday and a half birthday, hearing of a pet that was a little bit lost but then found. I checked in with the group more about our conversation...

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May 17 RE

Roots Class (pre-k to 1st grade) w/Marie: Continuing our quarantine pace and structure, sharing joys and concerns (“rose and thorn”) has become the real centerpiece in our time together. Birthday joy, video game victories, worries about school- all big important...

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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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