Religious Education/Exploration


Religious Education (RE) at UUCSC  seeks to be a place of religious exploration, where children and youth are offered opportunities to form a strong sense of self-identity, compassion, social justice, and connection to the natural world.  DRE Bethany Vaccaro directs the program with advisement and assistance from the Religious Education Committee. 

In RE, we emphasize experiential learning about spirituality, within the trusted container of the UU faith and 7 Principles, restated here in child-friendly language:

1.  Each and every person is important.

2. All people should be treated fairly and kindly.

3. We accept one another and keep learning together.

4. Each person must be free to search for what is true.

5. All people should have a vote about things that concern them.

6. We work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

7. We care for our planet Earth, the home of all living things.

Our practices in the classroom adhere to the UUCSC RE Program Philosophy, which includes play based learning and non violent communication.

What do we actually do in RE?

We encourage imagination and creativity through sensory engagement, storytelling, and art.

We learn breathing and meditation techniques to tune more deeply into ourselves and the world around us.

Through service work, we proclaim the ideals of social justice and show that each of us can work towards a fair and peaceful world.

RE at UUCSC helps us feel connected to the whole universe. 

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To attend our programs, please fill out the RE registration form.

Become an RE volunteer. 

Please join our RE Facebook Group for what’s happening each Sunday and more.

If you have questions about our programming, please contact our DRE Bethany Vaccaro, at