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:

August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

  • 08/24/2019 – Sacred Harp All-Day Singing 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, McFadden Patio
  • 08/25/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 08/25/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 08/25/2019 – Coming of Age Family Meeting 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Room A
  • 08/25/2019 – Impact or Ideology: What Kind of Politics Do We Want? 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 08/25/2019 – OWL for gr. 10-12 Family Meeting 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Room 10
  • 08/25/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019

  • 09/01/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 09/01/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 09/01/2019 – Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art – Prayer beads 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Room 6
  • 09/01/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG – NO MEETING 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

  • 09/08/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 09/08/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 09/08/2019 – UUCPA Story Time 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Room 1
  • 09/08/2019 – Teacher Safety Training 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Room B (Dan’s Office)
  • 09/08/2019 – Tour of Our Historic Building 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Lobby
  • 09/08/2019 – OWL 10-12 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room 10
  • 09/08/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

  • 09/15/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,
  • 09/15/2019 – Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am, UUCPA
  • 09/15/2019 – Navigators 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Room 10
  • 09/15/2019 – Teacher Safety Training 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Room B (Dan’s Office)
  • 09/15/2019 – Introduction to Meditation, Part 2 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Room 10
  • 09/15/2019 – Coming of Age Service Project (Sun, Sept. 15 OR Sun, Sept. 22) 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm, UUCPA
  • 09/15/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • September 16, 2019 - September 22, 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 Biracial 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 09/22/2019 – Coming of Age Service Project (Sun, Sept. 15 OR Sun, Sept. 22) 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm, UUCPA
  • 09/22/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • September 23, 2019 - September 29, 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 – The Future of Caltrain in Palo Alto 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Fireside Room
  • 09/29/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • September 30, 2019 - October 6, 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 7, 2019 - October 13, 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 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room 10
  • 10/13/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

  • 10/16/2019 – Sci Fi / Fantasy Discussion Group – Broken Earth Trilogy 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm,
  • 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 21, 2019 - October 27, 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 – 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
  • October 28, 2019 - November 3, 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 4, 2019 - November 10, 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 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room 10
  • 11/10/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • November 11, 2019 - November 17, 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 18, 2019 - November 24, 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
  • November 25, 2019 - December 1, 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 2, 2019 - December 8, 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 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room 10
  • 12/08/2019 – Senior High Youth Group – SHYG 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Room A
  • December 9, 2019 - December 15, 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 16, 2019 - December 22, 2019

  • 12/22/2019 – Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm,