We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community.

Religious Exploration

CVUUS offers religious exploration (RE) programs for 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.
Our Whole Lives class in 2009
Our Whole Lives class in 2009

Our Religious Exploration program isn’t school classes – it’s small groups, big groups, stories, games, singing, cooking, community service and fun. 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.

Who Organizes RE

Our Director of Religious Exploration, Poppy Rees, oversees the program along with the R.E. Council and many other people.  The program is led, taught, and assisted by a mix of parents and others from the congregation.  Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.

When We Offer RE

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

Adult religious exploration opportunities include Small Group Ministries (small discussion groups) and more.

Learn More

Contact our Director of Religious Exploration to get connected.