Children & Youth

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Registration is required for all programs. Masks are optional but always welcomed.

Celebration Sundays | All-Ages Services | Multiplatform

The first Sunday of each month is reserved for our all-ages services. This does not mean there is no RE that day! It simply means RE takes place in the sanctuary, not the classrooms, and the teacher for the day is the worship leader. Please plan to attend these all-ages services as a family. The experiences children and youth have during worship will be reinforced and expanded upon in the classroom, and vice versa. These are also a unique opportunity for children and youth to participate in worship–from lighting the chalice to leading hymns, telling a story, or sharing some artwork, the possibilities are wide!

Ages 2-5 | Toddler Room | In-person

Children ages 2-5 are invited to play and engage in community building during the worship service. This space is located on the Lower Level.

Our Family Room is located next to the Sanctuary and is always open for parents with small children to use during worship services. We also welcome and celebrate children of all ages in the Sanctuary during the worship service.

Children celebrating Solstice at BUCMIK-7th | REmix | In-person

Children and youth in Kindergarten-7th grade will gather together on Sunday mornings to explore Unitarian Universalist values and practices in a variety of hands-on experiences. Once a month, they will make a tasty treat for coffee hour and help build our Beloved Community through food and fellowship. Children begin in the service with their families, then leave for class after the Time for All Ages. Class ends at the same time as the worship service.

8th-9th Grade | Coming of Age | In-person

The Coming of Age (CoA) curriculum helps youth explore Unitarian Universalist theology, history, and practices. In this important ritual of transition from childhood, youth reflect on and define their own beliefs in a credo. This program will be available in fall 2023 and run from September through May, and will alternate on a yearly basis with Our Whole Lives. Pre-registration is required.

8th-9th Grade | Our Whole Lives | In-person

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education program that provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality. The program aims to help participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, sexual health and behavior. This program will be available in fall 2024 and run from September through May, and will alternate on a yearly basis with Coming of Age. Pre-registration required.

9th-12th Grade | GUUSH | Multiplatform

Youth are expected to attend service before attending class following the service. GUUSH is youth-led and adult-guided, tackling topics and projects interesting to the youth. Youth decide how much to focus on each of the core GUUSH areas: curriculum, worship leadership, social justice, and community building. The youth plan and lead a youth service in the spring, including a Bridging ceremony for seniors.

In 2021, GUUSH youth adopted the 8th Principle, and led the entire congregation to adopt the 8th Principle in 2022.

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