Religious Education

Register for K-12 Religious Education here

Registration is required for all programs except the two "All Ages" offerings. Masks are currently required for all children, youth, and teachers ages 5+. Updates to our Covid policy will be communicated via this page, email, and social media as necessary. Questions? Email Director of Religious Education Nico Van Ostrand

All-Ages Services | Multiplatform

The RE schedule this year includes monthly All-Ages services. This does not mean there is no RE that day! It simply means RE takes place in the sanctuary, not the classrooms, and the teacher for the day is the worship leader. Please plan to attend these All-Ages services as a family. The experiences children and youth have during worship will be reinforced and expanded upon in the classroom, and vice versa. These are also a unique opportunity for children and youth to participate in worship--from lighting the chalice to leading hymns, telling a story, or sharing some artwork, the possibilities are wide. Invitations to participate will be emailed out regularly to all registered families.

All-Ages Take-Home RE | Asynchronous

When we say "All Ages," we mean literally all ages! Children, youth, and adults are invited to practice UU rituals and values at home on their own schedule. Instructions for short activities are posted on the BUC Facebook page on Fridays--access this whenever you like, no registration necessary.

2-5 years old | Nursery | In-person

Nursery care is available for children ages 2-5 during worship. Please use the registration link above. This is the only age group where masks are not required, though they are encouraged for children willing to wear them. Nursery staff will be masked.

K-2nd and 3rd-5th | Story and Practice | In-person

Elementary-aged children begin in the service with their families, then leave for class after the Time for All Ages. Class ends at the same time as worship; please come pick up your child from the classroom at that time. This age group focuses on stories and UU practices relating to the monthly theme and Take-Home RE. Lesson plans are formatted in house, but are based on the UUA's Tapestry of Faith curricula.

6th & 7th Grade | Building Bridges | Multiplatform

Class begins and ends at the same time as service. This UUA curriculum teaches youth about world religions, beginning with Unitarian Universalism. The program includes opportunities to build meaningful connections with neighboring faith communities, which may be in person or virtual depending on Covid safety policies.

8th Grade | Coming of Age | Multiplatform

Class begins and ends at the same time as service. This UUA curriculum asks youth to explore Unitarian Universalist theology, history, and practices. Coming of Age is a rather rigorous curriculum that challenges youth to understand their own spiritual/faith journey. The program culminates in a Coming of Age service during which youth present credo statements to the congregation. Following completion of Coming of Age, youth are able to become members and participate in most adult programming.

9th-12th Grade | GUUSH | Multiplatform

Youth are expected to attend service before going straight to class. GUUSH then runs from 11:30-12:30. This group is very youth-driven, tackling topics and projects interesting to the youth. GUUSH youth recently adopted the 8th Principle, and will continue their antiracism work this year. The youth plan and lead a youth service in May, including a Bridging ceremony for seniors.