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 ministers 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 spiritual life.

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 Rev. Cat Boyle, our Minister of Religious Education, with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

February 26, 2024 - March 3, 2024

  • 03/03/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/03/2024 – Adult OWL 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Room 10
  • 03/03/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 4, 2024 - March 10, 2024

  • 03/10/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/10/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 11, 2024 - March 17, 2024

  • 03/17/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/17/2024 – Adult OWL 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Room 10
  • 03/17/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 18, 2024 - March 24, 2024

  • 03/24/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/24/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • March 25, 2024 - March 31, 2024

  • 03/31/2024 – No Sunday School (childcare is available) 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 03/31/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 1, 2024 - April 7, 2024

  • 04/07/2024 – Intergenerational worship: Easter (No Sunday School) 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/07/2024 – Adult OWL 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Room 10
  • 04/07/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 8, 2024 - April 14, 2024

  • 04/14/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/14/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 15, 2024 - April 21, 2024

  • 04/21/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/21/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 22, 2024 - April 28, 2024

  • 04/28/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 04/28/2024 – ALJ Class: Getting to Know PRIDEnet: Accelerating LGBTQIA+ Health Research 11:45 am - 1:15 pm, Fireside Room
  • 04/28/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • April 29, 2024 - May 5, 2024

  • 05/05/2024 – Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 05/05/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • May 6, 2024 - May 12, 2024

  • 05/12/2024 – Intergenerational worship: Flower Communion (No Sunday School) 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 05/12/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • May 13, 2024 - May 19, 2024

  • 05/19/2024 – Intergenerational worship: Senior High Youth Group (No Sunday School) 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 05/19/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA
  • May 20, 2024 - May 26, 2024

  • 05/26/2024 – No Sunday School (childcare is available) 10:15 am - 11:30 am, UUCPA
  • 05/26/2024 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, UUCPA