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, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, 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. Our middle and high school youth groups meet on alternate Sunday afternoons. Adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings. For more information, please contact our Chairof Religious Exploration at rechair@uucolumbia.org.

Register 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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