At WBUUC, our primary goal is to create a safe and loving space in which our children, youth and adults can grow and serve together in beloved community, and discover who they are called to be in the world.
We often begin our time in religious education classes focused on building a covenant; our promises related to how we ought to be with one another. We hope that this provides a gentle framework in which our youngest UUs can put our Principles into practice, no matter what the topic of the day might be.
Mid September through Early June
9:00am and 11:00am on Sunday mornings
Each Sunday, we encourage children in prek through 5th grade to join the congregation for the start of the service. After our call to worship, music, and the chalice lighting, the children are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary during the first verse of the hymn, and to exit with their teachers for programming. Youth in grades 6 through 12 start classes on the hour.
Religious Education Classes/ Theme Circles for Children (RE)
Most Sundays, children are divided up by grade where they will explore the monthly worship theme through stories, crafts and games.
Intergenerational Worship | Sept. 10, Dec. 17, 24 & 31, Apr. 1, June 3
All-ages worship in the sanctuary allows families to worship with one another, and helps children and youth learn hymns and rituals that are important to this community. On these Sundays, the children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire service.
Chapel Sundays | Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, May 6
The first Sunday of each month, children will hear a story before leaving the sanctuary for a child-centered worship, and then return at the end of the service for the closing hymn and prayer. This allows children to experience worship and community, and to experience the lesson for the day in an age-appropriate way. Occasionally, Chapel will be led with help from the junior high and senior high youth, with help from younger children who wish to get involved in presenting worship.
Soulwork and Social Action Sundays | Sept. 17, 24; April 22, May 27
On these special Sundays, prek-5th grade children come together to Grow and Serve together. Occasionally led by our junior high and high school youth, this multi-age, centers-based approach allows children to explore our faith in a fun, interactive way .