First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Religious Education: Youth & Children

Our Program Philosophy

Lifespan spiritual development includes growing an awareness of where we fit into the multiple larger communities that surround us: Within Unitarian Universalism; within all world religions; within our own and other sociocultural groups; within our city, our country, and our world.Throughout our children and youth's spiritual development, self- and other-awareness are reciprocal compliments that continue to build off of each other. It is our hope that this strong developmental foundation will serve as a solid basis for adult spiritual inquiry as integral members of UU congregations.

 

Register your Child/Youth for the Religious Education (RE) Program!

Family Registration Form Please fill out, and return to Elizabeth; or place in the DRE mailbox in the Chalice House. Hard copies are also available in Gerber Room. 

Sunday Mornings

Sunday worship services begin at 10:30am and are followed by a fellowship time in the social hall. Children and youth participate in the first 15 minutes of worship, and then are excused to Religious Education (RE) classes which are held until 11:45. Nursery care is available for children ages 3 and under.

 

Religious Education (RE) Classes

For more information on RE classes during the church year (September through June), please see our “Religious Education (RE) Classes” page.  (You will find this page by holding your cursor over the "Youth and Children's Programs" tab). During the summer months (June through August), we currently have a volunteer-led All-Ages Summer RE program featuring a variety of themed classes.

 

So, you want to teach RE?

Looking to engage with Unitarian Universalism in a deeper way? Want to promote our seven principles in the lives of our young people? (Want to learn what the seven principles actually are?). Do you like storytelling, music and art making, game playing, or just good conversation? Then, you might be one of the few, the proud, the RE volunteers of FUUBC! Opportunities to teach or assist are available at all age levels. Teachers usually work as a team so they do not have to teach every Sunday. Please contact Elizabeth for more information and or fill out our volunteer application. 

DRE Contact Information

Elizabeth Bromley: eb.dre.uuberks@gmail.com

RE Committee

If classroom volunteering is not something you feel drawn to, there is a very active RE Committee that you can inquire about joining or helping out with. We meet about once per month to contribute to and shape the “big picture” of RE at our church. We also host social outings and church events for families. We usually meet on Sundays after church and you are welcome to bring your children with you to meetings. Please contact our Chair, Lynn O’Brien, at lynnmobrien@comcast.net if you are interested in joining!