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:

September 22, 2019 - September 28, 2019

  • 09/22/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 09/22/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 09/22/2019 – CYRE Teacher Training 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Room 4/5
  • 09/22/2019 – Growing up Black and Biracial 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 09/22/2019 – NOTE CHANGED TIME — SHYG cooks dinner for Hotel de Zink 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room A
  • September 29, 2019 - October 5, 2019

  • 09/29/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 09/29/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 09/29/2019 – POSTPONED: The Future of Caltrain in Palo Alto 12:30 pm - 12:31 pm,
  • 09/29/2019 – Welcoming Congregation Renewal 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • October 6, 2019 - October 12, 2019

  • 10/06/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 10/06/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 10/06/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 10/06/2019 – Healing the Divide 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Main Hall
  • 10/06/2019 – Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 4/5
  • 10/06/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019

  • 10/13/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 10/13/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 10/13/2019 – UUCPA Story Time 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Room 1
  • 10/13/2019 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room A
  • 10/13/2019 – OWL 10-12 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Room 10
  • 10/13/2019 – NO Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • 10/16/2019 – Sci Fi / Fantasy Discussion Group – Broken Earth Trilogy 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm,
  • October 20, 2019 - October 26, 2019

  • 10/20/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 10/20/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 10/20/2019 – Coming of Age Meeting 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room A
  • 10/20/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 10/20/2019 – Climate Crisis Update and Action 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 10/20/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • October 27, 2019 - November 2, 2019

  • 10/27/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 10/27/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 10/27/2019 – Halloween Parade 10:35 am - 11:05 am, Patio
  • 10/27/2019 – Bioblitz 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 10/27/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • November 3, 2019 - November 9, 2019

  • 11/03/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 11/03/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 11/03/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 11/03/2019 – Healing the Divide 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 11/03/2019 – Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 4/5
  • 11/03/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • November 10, 2019 - November 16, 2019

  • 11/10/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 11/10/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 11/10/2019 – UUCPA Story Time 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Room 1
  • 11/10/2019 – Care and Nurture of Your Small Group 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 4/5
  • 11/10/2019 – OWL 10-12 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Room 10
  • 11/10/2019 – NO Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • November 17, 2019 - November 23, 2019

  • 11/17/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 11/17/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 11/17/2019 – Coming of Age Meeting 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room A
  • 11/17/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 11/17/2019 – White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 10
  • 11/17/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • November 24, 2019 - November 30, 2019

  • 11/24/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 11/24/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 11/24/2019 – What Does Each of Us Experience as Sacred? 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 11/24/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • December 1, 2019 - December 7, 2019

  • 12/01/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 12/01/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 12/01/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 12/01/2019 – OWL 4th – 6th grade Parent Information Meeting 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Room 4/5
  • 12/01/2019 – Healing the Divide 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 12/01/2019 – Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 4/5
  • 12/01/2019 – UUCPA OWL Grades 7-9 Parent Orientation Meeting 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 12/01/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • December 8, 2019 - December 14, 2019

  • 12/08/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 12/08/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 12/08/2019 – UUCPA Story Time 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Room 1
  • 12/08/2019 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room A
  • 12/08/2019 – OWL 10-12 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Room 10
  • 12/08/2019 – NO Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • December 15, 2019 - December 21, 2019

  • 12/15/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 12/15/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 12/15/2019 – Coming of Age Meeting 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room A
  • 12/15/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 12/15/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • December 22, 2019 - December 28, 2019

  • 12/22/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 12/22/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 12/22/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG – NO MEETING 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • December 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020

  • 12/29/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 12/29/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 12/29/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG – NO MEETING 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • January 5, 2020 - January 11, 2020

  • 01/05/2020 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 01/05/2020 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 01/05/2020 – Coming of Age Meeting 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room A
  • 01/05/2020 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 01/05/2020 – Healing the Divide 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 01/05/2020 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • January 12, 2020 - January 18, 2020

  • 01/12/2020 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 01/12/2020 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 01/12/2020 – UUCPA Story Time 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Room 1
  • 01/12/2020 – OWL 4-6 Orientation Meeting (Parents) 10:45 am - 1:30 pm, Room 6
  • 01/12/2020 – OWL 4-6 Orientation Meeting (Students) 10:45 am - 1:30 pm, Room 4/5
  • 01/12/2020 – Coming of Age Meeting 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room A
  • 01/12/2020 - 04/12/2020 – Discovering UUCPA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Room A
  • 01/12/2020 – OWL Grades 7-9 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 01/12/2020 – OWL 10-12 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Room 10
  • 01/12/2020 – NO Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • January 19, 2020 - January 25, 2020

  • 01/19/2020 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 01/19/2020 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 01/19/2020 – Coming of Age Meeting 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room A
  • 01/19/2020 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10