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110 S. 2nd Street
Geneva, IL, 60134
USA

630-232-2350

Religious Education

LIFESPAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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Our Mission

To provide education and ministry which will nurture the religious growth of our members and friends throughout their life spans. We are guided by our UUSG mission statement, covenant, and the Unitarian Universalist Association purposes and principles.

Goals

  • Share and explore the meanings of Unitarian Universalist values
  • Create opportunities for growth
  • Create opportunities for intergenerational connections

Children’s RE

Our children's RE program starts with Kindergarten and completes with 5th grade.

Child Care: Childcare is provided for infants, toddlers, and children through Kindergarten or age 6. In a loving and safe environment, our very youngest children explore and play together. Stories, playtime, art projects, and snacks are a regular part of our Nursery Care time.

Children's Church School: Children are grouped according to grade level (K-2, 3-5). Children begin with their parents in the Sanctuary and then adjourn to their classrooms.  All children's church school classes are taught by volunteers from the church congregation.

During the 9:30am Sunday service, church school is offered for grades K through 5th.

During the 11:15am Sunday service, church school is offered for grades
K through 12th.

We offer childcare during both services.

See the Curriculum page for more information about what is offered at each grade level.

We also offer playdates a few times per year for our families with younger children.

Youth RE

Our youth have opportunities to participate in Our Whole Lives (OWL), Coming of Age, Junior High Youth Group, Grades 6th-8th Church School Class, and Grades 9th-12th Church School Class (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists --YRUU).

Our Whole Lives (OWL): This is a two-quarter program that provides comprehensive sexuality education. OWL helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. For more information, click here (for Junior High OWL) or here (for Senior High OWL).

Coming of Age: Youth in 8th grade engage in a program called "Coming of Age." This program includes learning about Unitarian Universalism, exploring other faith traditions and participating in a mentoring program.

High School: Youth in grades 9th-12 can participate in our high school programs, which include YRUU, Habitat for Humanity, and Senior High OWL

Junior High: Youth in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th can participate in our Junior High Programs, which include Church School Class, Junior High Youth Group, and Junior High OWL.

 

Adult RE

Adults have many options for religious education: small groups, covenant groups, and other programs. The Adult RE program is not divided into semesters. Classes may consist of a single session or may meet regularly throughout the year.

For more information about groups with a religious focus-- including Buddhism, Atheism & Humanism, and earth-centered spirituality--please click here.

Information about other adult groups can be found here

Other programs include classes, discussions, movie nights, etc. These programs are announced in the church newsletter, bulletin, and weekly email.