Youth Religious Education
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela
The Fellowship’s youth RE classes are open to all children, pre-kindergarten through high school, who wish to participate in religious exploration, engage in social activities with other UU youth and learn new skills from enrichment activities that complement their religious exploration. Children are grouped together by grades and taught by volunteer teachers. RE classes, held concurrently with Sunday worship services, begin at 10:30 a.m. in the RE wing and generally last until 11:45. Four to six times a year, the Sunday morning worship is intergenerational. These services, designed with our children in mind, often include youth participants, and all children are asked to attend. No RE classes meet on these Sundays. Register your child(ren) for RE oniine.
Nursery (Infants to age 3): Murray Room
PreK-2nd grade: Clara Barton Room
3rd-5th grade: Susan B. Anthony Room
6th-8th grade: Emerson/Thoreau Rooms
9th-12th grade: Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU): All senior high school youth will attend morning Worship with their family or may volunteer to teach in RE. Youth must have advanced permission from the DRE in order to teach. Please contact Pam Lepley at email@example.com if interested. YRUU youth group will typically meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month from 5:00-7:0pm.
Fall - Stories from the Bible
Spring – Stories from World Religions
In the fall, all classes from PreK-8th grade will learn about and discuss popular stories from the Bible. Each class will engage at their age level and will have opportunities to share their own thoughts about Biblical characters and stories. Teachers will interact with the children using manipulatives, open-ended questions, crafting, and free-play. During the spring semester, the stories will come from many different World Religions and Faith Traditions. Register your child(ren) for RE online.
9th-12th Grade (High School) – Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)
Youth Group activities include discussions, games, movies, social action projects, worship planning, etc. Youth meet either in the Emerson/Thoreau Rooms or in the Fellowship Hall, depending on programming. Outings and field trips are sometimes planned as well. Please contact Pam Lepley at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the YRUU contact list to stay current on schedule and activities.
Our Director of Religious Education
Pam Lepley is our Director of Religious Education (DRE). The DRE keeps office hours at the UU Fellowship on Sunday from 9am-Noon; Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm; and at other times by appointment. Please call 336-259-3688 to schedule an appointment or email email@example.com.
There are no fees for ongoing youth RE classes, but families are asked to register their children each fall so that we have current contact and health information. Please complete the online registration form. Or, you may download a prospectus for more information. If you have any questions, e-mail Pam Lepley at DRE@uufws.org.