Children’s Faith Development

Sundays at 10:30

Theme-based Ministry

UUCMC is part of a wider theme-based ministry network called Soul Matters. Each month (September-June) we look at a new monthly theme as a way of focusing the life of a congregation through worship, faith development, covenant circles, and other activities. This approach helps create multigenerational connections as people of all ages explore common themes in age-appropriate ways. Theme-based ministry extends faith development beyond Sunday morning.

Soul Matters: 1st-4th Grade

Our elementary program is focused on building a child’s Unitarian Universalist identity. Children learn who Unitarian Universalists are, what we value, and how to live our faith. This year we’ll explore our monthly Soul Matters themes through stories, reflection, and experiential activities that promote connection.

Crossing Paths: 5th-7th Grade

Crossing Paths is a program that treats every religion as a unique system. Every world faith tradition was born in response to a distinct human struggle. We believe we honor religions best when we work to understand the particular challenge and aspiration to Many Paths. We not only lift up the core pieces of other faiths, but we also compare and contrast those faith’s beliefs and practices with those of our UU faith. In this program, we will meet with other faith leaders by visiting different houses of worship both in-person and virtually.

Visit the Youth page for information about our 8th-12th grade programs.

Families are encouraged to:

•    have their children participate regularly and on time,
•    to engage their children in conversation about weekly lessons,
•    consider ways they might help out,
•    put down roots in their religious community and
•    take an interest in the Family Ministry Soulful Home program.

Contact Michelle McKenzie-Creech, Director of Family Ministry for more information.