Children and Youth
We consider Religious Exploration for Children and Youth to be an essential part of the Church and have always supported it fully in every way. The following describes the Program we had before Covid changed the world, including putting the program on hold for all practical purposes. We expect to rebuild a program like this--and better--as soon as possible.
Welcome to the Religious Exploration Program at Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. The Program runs mid-September thru mid-June.
Our caring and nurturing community is committed to guiding children and youth on a spiritual journey of religious truth, meaning and experience. One of the major goals of our Religious Exploration program is for our young people to learn and grow in ways that help them develop their own sense of faith, sense of purpose and respect for their own worth.
We offer Sunday morning faith development classes for children and youth from preschool through high school. We welcome children and youth in the sanctuary for the first part of the Sunday service before they move to their classrooms.
Children and youth learn as much from those who teach them as we do from what they are taught. Our classroom leaders create an atmosphere where participants are free to ask questions and talk about feelings and ideas.
Once a month we offer multi-generational services in the sanctuary where the children and youth are invited to remain throughout the entire service. Many people across the ages participate in the service which makes the experience infinitely richer for all.
During all Sunday services nursery care is offered for the very youngest and special accommodations can be made for anyone who requires it. Two loving caring adults staff the nursery. Free play and stories are provided as appropriate.
Children and youth are also welcome to remain in the sanctuary with their parents, if that is their desire.
Our religious exploration program is collaborative with professional leadership supporting volunteer teachers from the congregation’s membership. We encourage all members to share their gifts by becoming a part of a teaching team. Commitment can be as little as two Sundays or an entire teaching term of ten weeks.
There is no fee to participate in our Sunday morning programs for pledging friends and members. To explore the possibility of connecting with our children and youth, please contact the Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 781-631-1215.