Religious Exploration for Youth

Our Religious Exploration program for youth is a child-centered exploration of spirituality and ethical values. Grounded in our seven principles, we guide children and youth in developmentally-appropriate exploration of who we are in the world, and how we can be in relationship with each other and with the earth. Our Religious Exploration classes are not school. We rely on nature, music, discussion and play to help children explore their beliefs and the world around them.

Program Goals include:

  • demonstrate to children that they are important and that they are loved
  • inspire wonder and curiosity for each other and for the world around us
  • explore ethical values, guided by our seven principles
  • encourage respect and tolerance for difference
  • expose children to ideas of world religions and traditions

Safety:  Our Congregation has adopted a Safe Congregations Policy designed to create a consistently safe environment for children and youth.

Click Here to read the UUCSF Safe Congregation Policy

Leader:  Our Religious Exploration teacher is Deborah Marshall.  Each week a member of the congregation joins Deborah as an assistant in the classroom.

When We Meet:

Religious Exploration meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Children join our worship service through the first message (story for all ages). After the first message, children leave for instruction with the Religious Exploration teacher and weekly helper.

Program/Curriculum

Our one-room schoolhouse approach to Religious Exploration offers a multigenerational experience where children of all ages learn from each other and grow together. Our curriculum has included:

  • Love Surrounds Us, from the UU Tapestry of Faith Collection
  • Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children
  • Our Whole Lives/Coming of Age, lifespan sexuality education program

Our Seven Principles, with language adjusted for children, guide how our children covenant with each other.

CONTACT

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of the South Fork

977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
P.O. Box 1444
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-0132

Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
minister@uucsf.org

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