For Children and Youth
First Unitarian offers a comprehensive faith development program for children and youth from infancy through early adulthood during the school year. In the summer, a program for young children is provided each Sunday.
Most Sundays during the church school year, young people age pre-kindergarten through seventh grade first go to their individual classrooms to check in and then go to auditorium for a chapel worship before returning to their classrooms. On holidays and other important Sundays, youth join adults in the Meeting House for a multigenerational service.
Chapel services incorporate a blend of music, art, meditation, stories, celebrations, and listening. Classes are taught by a dedicated group of volunteers who teach in teams.
Registration begins on the first Sunday of the new church year in September at 10 am in the Atrium. Everyone re-registers each church year. There is no fee.
To register, you can click here for a registration form to fill out and bring with you on Sunday. Or you can fill out a registration form when you come to church.
Groups meet from 10:30 to noon. A light snack is served.
You can find individual class descriptions and class meeting locations on the following pages. For even more detailed information about the Spiritual Pathways Program for children and youth, click here to see the Resource Book that is published each year.
Cathy Seggel, First Unitarian’s director of religious education, is always available — on Sunday mornings or during the week — to talk with you, answer your questions, and help your children find their way to their classrooms.
Adults are highly motivated to explore and navigate the joys, sorrows, opportunities, and challenges of our lives. Sometimes you find religious growth through deliberate engagement with programs, practices, readings, and small group discussions. Sometimes you grow in spirit through your life experiences: relationships, making a living, raising children, confronting injustice in the world, and facing illness, loss, or grief.
Programs for adults at First Unitarian support lifelong learning and spiritual development. Some programs meet every week of the year, and others meet just once or a few times.
From a white supremacy anti-racism discussion to an advanced healthcare directive workshop, we offer a range of programs for adults of all ages and stages of life. Explore the opportunities to get involved on the Adult Programs page. Be sure to check for new programs that continually will be added and announced throughout the church year.