CUUC Religious Education Program for Children and Youth
Religious Education Program support infants through 12th graders in
developing a strong Unitarian Universalist identity and building
community. Classes take place during the Sunday service. Children and
youth attend the first few minutes of the service and then go to the
appropriate RE classroom for an enriching RE class. For more information
see Children & Youth.
Raising Kids with Unitarian Universalist Values
If you have questions about how to raise children with strong values, read Michelle Richards' parenting blog.
books are available for parents to borrow from Community Unitarian
Universalist Church's Family
You can also buy helpful books.
Creating a Unitarian Universalist Home
Learn about the symbol of Unitarian Universalism, The Flaming Chalice, using these resources.
rituals to your family's day through
(graces, chalice lightings, bedtime prayers). Click HERE for a pamphlet that can be
you choose to light a chalice in your home, children or
youth can make
a Family Chalice.
You can also add other symbols of Unitarian Universalism to your home, from the UniUniques online catalog (they even have a joke book).
the Beloved Community
Child Dedication Ceremonies are held when parents or guardians are ready to have their baby or child formally welcomed into the congregation. During this brief and joyous ceremony, the congregation pledges to support the child's spiritual and ethical development. Members of the congregation sign a certificate which is framed and given to the parents. Please contact the Consulting Minister or the Religious Education Coordinator.
Social Justice opportunities allow families to express their values in ways that help the local community or the world.
Our congregation celebrate Souper Sundays on the first Sunday of the month (September through May). Join the congregation after the Sunday service to share homemade soups, bread and conversation. Spaghetti for the kids! You can bring a crock-pot of soup or a small donation based on your family's income. The monthly newsletter has contact information. Our Mingling of the Waters Sunday service is usually in late August. Bring a small container of water that represents your summer (it can be from your faucet, a local river, or someplace you traveled to), and briefly share a highlight of summer as we gather together for the start of the new church year. Other celebrations occur throughout the year, depending on what volunteers are inspired to organize; check the church calendar for dates.
Strengthening Family Bonds
you are new to the Tri-Cities
area, click HERE for some free and low-cost activities to build stronger
bonds within your family (and have fun!).