On Sunday Mornings
Worship begins at 10 a.m., with children attending the first 15 minutes or so with their families. After the Story for All Ages, the children and youth are invited to leave for religious education (RE) classes, or they are welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their families for the remainder of the service. If your children participate in RE classes, please be sure to come downstairs at the end of the sermon to bring them up for UUFM Chalice Cafe, our social time.
Babies are always welcome in our services. If you’d prefer to use the nursery, our childcare provider will be happy to meet you and help get your infant or toddler settled, starting at 9:45 a.m. If you’d like to stay in the nursery with your child, our audio system will enable you to still hear the service.
Note: A snack is not served in the nursery due to possible allergies in this age group. Be sure your child has eaten prior to arriving in our nursery. You are also welcome to have your child join you during our social break between First and Second Hours. Children are encouraged to have drinks in the nursery. These need to be in spill-proof containers to avoid accidents.
Our Second Hour begins at 11:30 a.m. after the Chalice Cafe social time. During this time, children and youth are invited to attend community time.
About the Curriculum
Two volunteers lead each class.
At UUFM, to enhance the our children’s religious growth and learning, we use Unitarian Universalist material or material that supports Unitarian Universalist principles. One Unitarian Universalist resource is Tapestry of Faith . Tapestry of Faith is a series of programs for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. Our church year is from September through May.
During the summer months, our Religious Education program focuses on a social action based curriculum in an multi-age classroom setting. All ages meet together to learn about things from fair trade practices to environmental issues. Lessons tend to be more hands on and are centered around our Unitarian Universalist principles and sources.
Note: If your child is in the Nursery, Prekindergarten through First, or Elementary class, please return to their classroom to pick them up at the end of Second Hour.