Category: Children

Unitarian Universalism welcomes children not only for who they will become in the future but for all that they offer right now.

The Religious Exploration (RE) program at UUFF provides a safe, loving, and fun community for our children to learn about our Unitarian Universalist principles, history, and teachings, as well as those of other religions. RE classes are offered from September to May for children ages 6 to 13 during the Sunday morning service, and childcare is available for 2- to 5-year-olds. There is no fee for RE classes or Sunday morning childcare, however parents are asked to fill out a registration form.

At UUFF children learn to search for their own truth in the company of others, to seek peace and justice in the world, and to engage their whole selves — mind and body, heart and soul — in creating a meaningful life journey. In addition to learning about our UU heritage, children learn about the Bible and our Judeo-Christian heritage, about other major world religions, and about living ethically and with compassion. Check out the Children’s version of our UU Principles. We take advantage of the rich Unitarian Universalist curricula available for preschool through adult, as well as designing our own lessons on occasion.

If you are interested in more information about our religious exploration program for children and youth please contact us or download a brochure.

RE for Elementary Ages (K-6)

Children in grades K to 6 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. UUFF’s Director of RE provides the … read more.

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 … read more.

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 preschoolers. In the past they have then met … read more.

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) … read more.