Children & Youth Religious Education

Children & Youth Religious Education

During this pandemic, all Religious Education has gone virtual. Please click on the links below for specific information for grade levels. For the latest information on virtual classes, please click the calendar button below.


Grades PreK-5: Family Religious Education

During this time of pandemic, we feel that the most important ways we can support families are by helping you raise confident caring connected young people. The programs that we’ve built to support you as families will concentrate on those ideas.

Grades 6 & 7: Middle School Programming

This year, our Middle School students (Grades 6 & 7) will start the year with a book group using This Book Is Antiracist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell. This book gives tweens and teens the background information and language to understand how racism was created, how it continues to work, and why it’s important to fight against it.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Our Whole Lives (OWL) will not take place this year. The OWL Program Coordinators at denominational levels have asked us not to run any of the OWL programs virtually. The programs are built to be interactive and experiential, which won’t translate well in a virtual classroom.

Grades 8 & 9: Quest

The Quest program, our Coming of Age program at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, will run virtually, and in 2020-21 will include 8th & 9th grade students. This program is our introduction to the high school youth program and a wonderful rite of passage for our adolescents – one that is missing in most other areas of our lives.