Children & Youth Religious Education

Children & Youth Religious Education

During this 2021-2022 pandemic church year, Religious Education will be subject to change depending on local covid conditions. Please click on the links below for specific information for grade levels. For the latest information on all virtual classes, please click the calendar button below.


Grades PreK-5: Family Religious Education

We have limited spots available for Religious Education in person on Sunday morning, as defined by the Regathering task force. Families will be able to sign up for an in person spot for children within the worship registration form, selecting Children’s RE in the drop down box for each child. Make sure you are signed in to your account on Realm in order to register your children! Currently, religious education classes are outside; please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather.

If you aren’t able to attend the worship at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, we offer a Family Chapel immediately following our service (at 12:00 pm) on Zoom. Please check the UUCC Calendar for the zoom link.

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. This year, we will continue to send monthly packets on our worship theme, that contain a chalice lighting, a calendar of daily discussion questions for the family, one question a day, and a treat for the children.

Grades 6 & 7: Middle School Programming

This year, our Middle School students (Grades 6 & 7) will learn how Unitarian Universalism relates to other major world religions.

Grades 8 & 9: Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Our Whole Lives (OWL) will be available for 8th and 9th grade students this year!

Grades 9-12: Quest

The Quest program, our Coming of Age program at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, will run as multiplatform, and in 2021-22 will include 9th-12th grade students who have missed previous opportunities. 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.