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 17, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Date/Time Event
09/22/2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SHYG Cooking for Hotel de Zink
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
09/23/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
09/23/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
09/23/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Migrating Families, Continued: Moving to be Closer
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
09/23/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Owning your Religious Past
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA
09/23/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NO MEETING: Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

September 24, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Date/Time Event
09/29/2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SHYG Cooking for Hotel de Zink
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
09/30/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
09/30/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
09/30/2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Unitarians in Palo Alto 1893-1933
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
09/30/2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coming of Age Service Project
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
09/30/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

October 1, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
10/07/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
10/07/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
10/07/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Healing the Divide
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
10/07/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA
10/07/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

October 8, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Date/Time Event
10/10/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Building Your Own Theology
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
10/13/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bodhi Tree Concert - Röntgen Piano Trio
Main Hall, Palo Alto CA
10/14/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
10/14/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
10/14/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OWL 10-12
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
10/14/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

October 15, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
10/21/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
10/21/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
10/21/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
10/21/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Understanding the Role of Labyrinths Throughout History and for Us
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
10/21/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

October 22, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Date/Time Event
10/28/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
10/28/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
10/28/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
White Fragility - Book Discussion
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
10/28/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

October 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Date/Time Event
11/04/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
11/04/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
11/04/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Healing the Divide
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
11/04/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA
11/04/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

November 5, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Date/Time Event
11/07/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Building Your Own Theology
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
11/11/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
11/11/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
11/11/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
11/11/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OWL 10-12
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
11/11/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

November 12, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
11/18/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
11/18/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 - Intergen Service
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
11/18/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
11/25/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
11/25/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
11/25/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
11/25/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

November 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/02/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/02/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 - Intergen Service: Posadas
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
12/02/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Healing the Divide
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
12/02/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA
12/02/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

December 3, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/09/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/09/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
12/09/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OWL 10-12
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
12/09/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

December 10, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/16/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/16/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
12/16/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
12/16/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

December 17, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/23/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/23/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Sunday School - Intergenerational Service: No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA

December 24, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/30/2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/30/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA

December 31, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Date/Time Event
01/06/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/06/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/06/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 7, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Date/Time Event
01/13/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/13/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/13/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OWL K-1 Parent/Child Introductory Meeting
Room 1, Palo Alto CA
01/13/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OWL 10-12
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
01/13/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 14, 2019 - January 20, 2019

Date/Time Event
01/20/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/20/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/20/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 21, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Date/Time Event
01/27/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Sunday School - Intergenerational worship: Candlemas and chalice
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/27/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/27/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OWL K-1 Meeting
Room 1, Palo Alto CA
01/27/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Date/Time Event
02/03/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/03/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
02/03/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OWL K-1 Meeting
Room 1, Palo Alto CA
02/03/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 4, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Date/Time Event
02/10/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/10/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
02/10/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OWL K-1 Meeting
Room 1, Palo Alto CA
02/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OWL 10-12
Room 10, Palo Alto CA
02/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 11, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Date/Time Event
02/17/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/17/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OWL K-1 Meeting
Room 1, Palo Alto CA
02/17/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 18, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Date/Time Event
02/24/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/24/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
02/24/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OWL K-1 Meeting
Room 1, Palo Alto CA
02/24/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth Group - SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Date/Time Event
03/03/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
03/03/2019
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age Meeting
Room A, Palo Alto CA
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