open minds. loving hearts. helping hands.
Welcome to the Religious Education pages of the UUCLB website. We invite you to explore our pages, ask questions for clarification, and engage in our programming. We believe that the search for truth and meaning is a lifelong search, and we hope that you’ll continue your search with us.
Religious Education holds a central place in the life of this congregation, and we offer classes, events and programs for all ages that are meant to encourage spiritual, intellectual and personal growth and connect to our mission to “inspire and encourage each other in our spiritual journeys.”
We look forward to learning with you.
The children, youth and Religious Education teachers are learning in person at Church on-campus. Good news after 1.5 years on Zoom!
Religious Education programming is presented by a team of volunteers, overseen by the Director of Religious Education and the Religious Education Committee. If you have questions, ideas or suggestions, please contact us.
Beginning September 26th, our RE programming begins in person again, we are anticipating within the classrooms, but we will remain flexible. Teachers and students will be masked whether we are indoors or outdoors. Rest reassured that we will be constantly monitoring and practicing, Inclusion, Covenant, Consent and Care.
As we gently return to our church space, some things remain the same and others may differ. Something the same remains guiding our children and youth on their spiritual journeys. Youth will be engaging in curricular classes, Faith in Action, Youth Chapel, Spiritual Practices and multi-generational worship.
Our classes this year are partly shaped by worship themes explored in the congregation.
• Our Preschool – Kinder class are learning through Spirit Play, stories that present larger issues of inclusion, welcoming, and our eight principles in an easy to understand format. For the moment they are gathering in the small play yard, behind the Chalice Building.
• Our First to Fourth Grade youth are exploring UU Superheroes, thoughtful and wise women and men that contributed to the formation of our faith tradition.
• Our Fifth to Seventh Grade youth have embarked on Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justicemaker, which includes activities to awaken awareness, compassion, courage, and what it means to see injustice and take action to correct it.
• Our Eighth to Twelfth Grade youth are learning skills to Be The Change! Building a Multicultural, Anti-Racist Beloved Community. This curricula is rich with multimedia and deeply involves youth in the implementation of our 8th Principle.
Let us be mindful and thoughtful that we are all learning to be in community again!
See the News from the Director for the current Religious Education schedule.