Religious Education (RE) is for all ages

Spirit Play 
Ages 4 - 6

Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist program of religious education that evolved from a long line of Montessori-based religious education programming including Sofia Cavalletti’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Jerome Berryman’s Godly Play™, and Joyce Zaugg’s The Children’s Hour. It is based on story and ritual, play and creativity. Spirit Play gives children the tools to make meaning of their lives within the container of Unitarian Universalism.

Music Class
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Tapestry of Faith
Ages 7 - 11

Embodying lifespan faith development for our congregations, Tapestry of Faith is a collection of curricula and resources that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.

OWL – Our Whole Lives
Ages 12 - 15

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), an age-appropriate and comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities.

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Teen study group

Coming of Age
Ages 16 - 18

Unitarian Universalist teenagers usually join their congregations with a special "Coming of Age" ceremony. This ceremony is often preceded by a year-long curriculum helping them to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs. The Coming of Age ceremony usually features the youth reading their statements of personal belief (credo statements) to the congregation.

Youth Group
Ages 11 - 18

Our youth combine with youth from Carlsile and Bedford Youth Groups to form the BBC Youth Group which meets every Sunday evening from 4 - 6. Please check with the youth leader for schedule of meetings and locations

Faith Development Programs