What We Offer Through the Lifespan

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We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious exploration programs offer all ages, inspiring:

  • Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
  • Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.

Religious exploration programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.

Children and youth religious exploration programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings. Adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings. For more information, please contact our Chair of Religious Exploration at rechair@uucolumbia.org.

Weekly Virtual CYRE Classes

All CYRE students are invited to attend a new class at UUCC virtually.  We are working out a new day and time for these classes.  Classes will last about 30-45 minutes.  We will be presenting and discussing Wisdom Literature from various world religions. Previous classes have centered around traditional tales from Islam, Christianity, Daoism, and Hinduism, followed by spirited, thoughtful, and insightful discussion. If you are interested in attending, please email Scott Sargent at dre@uucolumbia.org to receive your invitation.  We look forward to seeing you!

  • For information about online group activities in Children and Youth Religious Education contact our Religious Education Youth Ministeries Assistant at reassist@uucolumbia.org.

Register here for Children and Youth Religious Exploration any time!

Please print the registration form, complete and mail to:


2701 Heyward Street

Columbia SC 29205


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