Children and Youth
We serve children and youth at UUCSC through the Religious Education (RE) program, led by Director of Religious Education Bethany Vaccaro, a professional educator. Our (RE) program is a place of religious exploration, where we encourage children to form a strong sense of self-identity, compassion for others, an awareness of social justice, and a connection to the natural world.
The RE Program
- Nursery care for children ages five and under is available during the official church year, running September to June, for all Sunday services at UUCSC. The UUCSC Nursery is located downstairs and is staffed by a regular paid provider and congregational volunteers as needed.
- One main class for all ages of children is held most Sundays September through June during the Sunday service. This class is located in the RE suite downstairs led by volunteer teachers from the congregation, who are trained in the UUCSC RE Program Philosphy. One Sunday each month children remain in the sanctuary for the Multigenerational Service.
- The UUCSC Middle Youth Group for grades 5-8 meets the last Sunday of each month in the RE youth room downstairs and is facilitated by a congregational volunteer.
- Youth in grades 9-12 meet as arranged by the volunteer leader.
We strive to create a place where all children feel respected and safe. UUCSC adheres to the Safety for Religious Education guidelines from UUA and have put them into policy.
Please register your child, so that we may serve them well.
Volunteer teachers and facilitators are always needed. What does it involve?