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The Religious Education program at UUFG is a nurturing, safe, and intellectually challenging community in which children learn and grow. Children and youth cultivate meaningful relationships with adults and peers as they develop spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally. We emphasize self-worth, tolerance, and an inquisitive, questioning mind. Children are taught by direct instruction, often with enriched UUA-recommended curricula. Lessons in Unitarian Universalism merge with studies of the many religions of the world, the very sources of the living tradition that inform our faith. These subjects are not disparate pillars but provide a firm foundation.

The growing intersection between the political and the religious in the United States has resulted in a determination to give our children the tools to participate in the discussions and debates shaping our country. It is our obligation to provide the necessary skills so our children will have a place at the table and a voice in the dialogue. We teach the lessons of the Bible without teaching its divinity. We teach about the values and truths found in world religions. Most importantly we give our children and youth what they long for: they are grounded morally and spiritually with discussions of justice, compassion, truth, conscience, and dignity. 

It truly does take a village to raise a child. At UUFG we are all part of a supportive and loving village. Our village includes every member of our congregation, whether they relate to the children as ministers, musicians, teachers, assistants, CYREC members, or volunteers. Our intention is to fully integrate our children and youth into the UUFG community.

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1 Multigenerational Ministry: a Mission of Cohesion -- Religious Education Notes for August, 2019
2 Valentine's Day and OWL -- Religious Education Notes for February 2019
3 Be Kind -- Religious Education Notes for December, 2018
4 What Makes a Religious Education Program Work? -- RE Notes for July 2018
5 Summer Religious Education Programming
6 February 2017 Religious Education Notes
7 Children's Education
8 Children's Sunday

Religious Education Registration

All children and adolescents involved in any Religious Education program at UUFG, including Youth Group, must have a current, updated, registration form filled out and on file.

A new registration form needs to be filled out annually or whenever a child’s living situation changes. Any time new people wish to attend UUFG Religious Education classes, they can register.

Parents, children and youth do NOT need to be members of UUFG to register for and participate in UUFG Religious Education and Youth Group programs.


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