What We Offer through the Lifespan
A part of our mission here at UUCCI is “to provide education for our children and ourselves.” We strive to provide children, teens, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. We aim to inspire:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, and the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship and fun.
Our program coordinator and minister lead some of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Short-term study courses are offered irregularly as current events or rising awareness bring a need to look at problems and societal changes in a rational, thoughtful way.
A central feature of our building is a comfortable library, where members and others may find resources and a quiet place to study religious history or philosophical and social topics.
We invite you to learn more and get connected!