Category: Children 

RE for Elementary Ages (K-6) 

Children in grades K to 6th join their parents in the sanctuary for the beginning of the service, and then depart as a group with their teachers right after the Children’s Story, usually about 10 minutes into the service. UUFFs Director of RE provides the curriculum and lesson plans for our volunteer teachers who are active members of the fellowship.

Toddlers and Preschoolers (Ages 2 to 5) 

The younger children are invited to join a short class and play time in the Beatrix Potter Room or stay with their parents during the service. Like the older children, our preschoolers always start the morning in the sanctuary with their families and are escorted to their classroom after the Children’s Story. For infants and young toddlers who wish to stay with a parent during the service, there is a soundproof room at the back of the sanctuary so parents can see and hear the service without worrying that a fussy or active child will disturb others.

Middle and High School Students 

Our YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) group is open to both middle and high school students. YRUU members typically attend the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday mornings or serve as paid caregivers for the toddlers and preschoolders. In the past they have then met as a group after service for meaningful discussions and to plan field trips and social action projects. Our YRUU program is currently on hiatus due to low numbers. Interested teens can find out more about the national YRUU scene on Facebook.

A Note about the Names of our RE Classrooms 

Each of our RE classrooms is named after a famous Unitarian Universalist:

  • Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was the author of Peter Rabbit and other
    children’s stories.
  • P.T. Barnum (1810-1891) was a well-known showman, owner of the
    Barnum and Bailey Circus, and a founder of Tufts University.
  • Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a writer and author of several books.

Find out what other famous people have been Unitarian Universalists