The Religious Education Program (RE) at UUCSC seeks to be a place of religious exploration, where children and youth are offered opportunities to form a strong sense of self-identity, compassion, social justice, and connection to the natural world. DRE Lee Cowan directs the program with advisement and assistance from the Religious Education Committee.
During the pandemic, we are meeting virtually Sunday mornings at 9 AM and connecting through weekly newsletters and video messages which include a song, some thoughts on our theme for the week and a fun activity!
In the RE Classroom
We encourage imagination and creativity through sensory engagement, storytelling, and art.
We learn breathing and meditation techniques to tune more deeply into ourselves and the world around us.
Through service work, we proclaim the ideals of social justice and show that each of us can work towards a fair and peaceful world.
RE at UUCSC helps us feel connected to the whole universe.
Weaving the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism into RE
In RE, we emphasize experiential learning about spirituality, within the trusted container of the UU faith and 7 Principles, restated here in child-friendly language:
1. Each and every person is important.
2. All people should be treated fairly and kindly.
3. We accept one another and keep learning together.
4. Each person must be free to search for what is true.
5. All people should have a vote about things that concern them.
6. We work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
7. We care for our planet Earth, the home of all living things.
Our practices in the classroom adhere to the UUCSC RE Program Philosophy, which includes play based learning and non violent communication.
A Typical Day in RE (when we are in person)
To attend our programs, please fill out the RE registration form.