What We Offer Through the Lifespan

We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:

  • Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
  • Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.

Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.

Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.

Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.

We invite you to explore these pages and contact our religious educator to get connected.

Upcoming Events:

January 30, 2023 - February 5, 2023

  • 02/05/2023 – Celebration of Books and Reading 10:00 am - 1:30 pm,
  • 02/05/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 02/05/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 02/05/2023 – Storytelling Hour After Service 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Fireside Room
  • 02/05/2023 – The Wide World of Public Domain Literature for All 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Room 6
  • 02/05/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 02/05/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • February 6, 2023 - February 12, 2023

  • 02/08/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 02/11/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 02/12/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 02/12/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 02/12/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 02/12/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • February 13, 2023 - February 19, 2023

  • 02/14/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 02/15/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 02/18/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 02/18/2023 – All Ages Game Night 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room 4/5
  • 02/19/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 02/19/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 02/19/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 02/19/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • February 20, 2023 - February 26, 2023

  • 02/22/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 02/25/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 02/25/2023 – Parents’ Night Out 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, UUCPA
  • 02/26/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 02/26/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 02/26/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 02/26/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • February 27, 2023 - March 5, 2023

  • 02/28/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 03/01/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 03/04/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 03/05/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 03/05/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/05/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 03/05/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 6, 2023 - March 12, 2023

  • 03/08/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 03/11/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 03/12/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 03/12/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/12/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 03/12/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 13, 2023 - March 19, 2023

  • 03/14/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 03/15/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 03/18/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 03/19/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 03/19/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/19/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 03/19/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 20, 2023 - March 26, 2023

  • 03/22/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 03/25/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 03/26/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 03/26/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/26/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 03/26/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 27, 2023 - April 2, 2023

  • 03/28/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 03/29/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 04/01/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 04/02/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 04/02/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/02/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 04/02/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 3, 2023 - April 9, 2023

  • 04/05/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 04/08/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 04/09/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 04/09/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/09/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 04/09/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 10, 2023 - April 16, 2023

  • 04/11/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 04/12/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 04/15/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 04/16/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 04/16/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/16/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 04/16/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 17, 2023 - April 23, 2023

  • 04/19/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 04/22/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 04/23/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 04/23/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/23/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 04/23/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 24, 2023 - April 30, 2023

  • 04/25/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 04/26/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 04/29/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 04/30/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 04/30/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/30/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 04/30/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • May 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023

  • 05/03/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 05/06/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 05/07/2023 – Coming of Age 10:15 am - 11:15 am,
  • 05/07/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 05/07/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 05/07/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • May 8, 2023 - May 14, 2023

  • 05/09/2023 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm,
  • 05/10/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
  • 05/13/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm,
  • 05/14/2023 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 05/14/2023 – OWL Grades 7-9 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, UUCPA
  • 05/14/2023 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • May 15, 2023 - May 21, 2023

  • 05/17/2023 – Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed.) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,