What is RE?
Many people first come to our church looking for open-minded, loving-hearted religious education for their children. While people bring a diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, and family compositions, everyone agrees on the importance of love as a guiding force in our lives and the lives of our children.
Our Religious Education program for children includes opportunities for worship, building healthy relationships between young people and adults in the congregation, community-building, social action, learning, and leadership development. Children participate in children’s chapels and intergenerational services, multigenerational events like our halloween party, holiday pageant, marches and other actions for social justice, community service and more.
Children attend the first part of the Sunday worship services, including a “Time for All Ages,” which is often a short story or a child-friendly discussion. After the Time for All Ages, the children go to their classes as the congregation sings. RE begins with a whole-group activity and snack time before children move to their classrooms with their teachers.
Our nursery and pre-K classrooms are open throughout the worship service for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years.
If you would like to volunteer to work with the children’s religious education program, please contact DLFD(@)uucbham.org.