Children and Youth
Connection. Joy. Action. Justice. Community. Join us!
NURSERY Infant-3/4 years (flexible when they move up to next group)
Our time in the Nursery is unstructured and based on the needs of the children in the room. We have age-appropriate books, art supplies, toys, stuffies, things to build with and much more. Our bright friendly space has a changing table and a chair for nursing. Staffed by some of our wonderful high-school students.
SPIRIT PLAYS, COOKING, UNDERCOVER KINDNESS AGENTS 3/4 yrs-grade 3
We do a ROTATION model. Play, cook, create, connect – while building community, doing social justice, and having FUN.
Spirit Plays: start with a story and then the kids quickly prepare a short theater piece to show at the end of RE that morning. Kids make costumes, scenery and props.
Cooking and baking: we’ll be making food for Abolition Kitchen which makes Friday night meals for Black activists (sorry Joanna if I explained this poorly!)
Undercover Kindness In a Secret Agent setting (codes, disguises, and missions), we will do anonymous acts of kindness reflecting our UU Principles for people in our congregation, community and the world.
NEIGHBORING FAITHS Fall and Spring grades 4-6
Field trips! Explore the faith traditions of Unitarian Universalism, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and more. Discussions, videos, and games explore the values that the faiths share but with an emphasis on their uniqueness. Most field trips are on Sundays (some aren’t).
OWL (Our Whole Lives) for Grades 4-6 Winter grades 4-6
So much more than Sex Ed! Sessions include Sexuality & Values, Body Image, Changes During Puberty, Decisions & Actions, Reproduction & Staying Healthy, and Consent & Peer Pressure.
YOUTH GROUP grades 8-12 (we are including 8th graders this year)
The youth, with guidance from Advisors, determines the focus of meetings & activities. We aim to include multiple aspects of Youth Ministry including leadership development and empowerment, social action and justice, community, and fun. Possible trip to June 2023 UU General Assembly in Pittsburgh? Or service trip somewhere? Day/time TBA (weekend sometime), 2x/month.
KIDS FOR KIDS all ages
Kids doing social justice and community service for other kids. Projects include CROP Walk to End Hunger, making & selling holiday ornaments as a UUSC Guest at Your Table fundraiser, and others.
RE FUNDAYS, THE GREAT KID SERVICE (?), WORSHIP, and more… all ages
The Nursery and RE groups are mask-optional, as of 9.1.22.
All people working with kids must be fully COVID vaccinated and boosted.
We have air purifiers and good ventilation in our spaces.