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.

Children and youth religious exploration programs at UUCC are undergoing a metamorphosis as we try to offer engaging spiritual experiences and community connection for our families with children and youth. Our congregation welcomes children and youth to enjoy and participate in our Sunday services with their families. To supplement this experience, two or three times each month, we offer personalized experiences oriented towards our young members and friends in the CYRE wing during Sunday services. During these experiences you may see children participating in social action, holding their own service, preparing a performance, exploring stories of ethics, spiritual traditions, and social justice, crafting, playing, and so much more.

The volunteers of the children and youth religious exploration program plan events and experiences for Sunday mornings, weekends, and weekday evenings. Adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.

It has been several years since we needed to take a formal count of all the registered children and youth in our CYRE program, but we need to return to that practice. Aside from providing necessary information such as allergies or anything else you would like to share with us regarding your child, registrations also play an important role in determining how many people we can send to the UU General Assembly which translates into votes. Naturally, we would like to have as many votes as possible.
Those official numbers are due to our amazing administrator, Cyndi Alexandre, by Friday morning, Feb. 2. I know, I’m not giving you much time. My apologies! The good news is that Jonathan has made the registration process really easy! Please use the link below and let me know if you have any questions. If you are a caregiver for any youth that work in the nursery, we cannot include those youth in our registration in that they they are working during the CYRE program hours.
Finally, below the registration link, please find the CYRE programing dates that Jonathan put together for us. If you can’t attend the planning meeting via zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 24, please send us a quick response with which activities/dates your family will be able to participate.
This is the link to the 2023-2024 CYRE RE registration form:

UUCC – CYRE – Registration 2023-2024


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