Children, Birth to Grade 6
Offerings for Kids
Enjoying the Service with a Baby
If you have baby who is not yet walking, you are welcome to bring them into worship in our sanctuary, or sit in the Quiet Room, where your young one can play, nap, or cuddle with you as you watch the service through a large window. Speakers play the audio, so you can hear the sermon and music.
Children who have begun to walk through early 3 year olds are lovingly cared for in our Toddler Room. Our staff provided tender attention, age appropriate activities, and supervised play in our outdoor Toddler play area. A small snack is also offered. Care is offered until fifteen minutes after the service ends, so that parents can enjoy coffee and conversation in the Narthex before picking up their child. Parents must check children in at each visit, and are asked to leave a cell phone number so that staff can text you if your child needs a diaper change, help with the toilet, or otherwise is in need of parental attention.
Pre-school and Kindergarten, Chalice Children
Early childhood is filled with curiosity and wonder. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community. Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share.
First through Third Grade, World Religions
This fall, our early elementary schoolers will be exploring a whole host of different religions through an age appropriate and engaging curriculum. They’ll spend several sessions diving into each faith tradition, and gain a broader understanding of the many spiritual beliefs in the world.
Fourth through Sixth Grade, Buddhism and Meditation
Our older elementary schoolers will be learning more deeply about Buddhism. Learning not only about the rich roots of the faith, but about the many spiritual tools it has to offer as well. This will focus especially on Buddhist meditation, hoping to equip them with rituals and habits they can use to find steadiness and peace in their own lives.
In Youth Choir, kids can express their love for music in a fun, communal, and engaging setting. Participants not only learn to harmonize, read music, and sing by ear, but also valuable public speaking and performance skills. Youth Choir rehearses Monday night, and performs at once Sunday service a month. If you have any questions, contact EUUC’s music director, Wil Sederholm.
Chalice Chapel is a once monthly offering where kids and youth gather for lively worship together, learning about our Unitarian Universalist faith, values, and history through songs, skits, puppets, and movement. Usually planned and hosted by Rev. Cecilia Kingman, participants explore a variety of topics in an engaging and age-diverse environment.
All Ages Services
In the spirit of inclusivity and multi-generational community, several Sundays a year are held as all ages worship. These focus on exploring the more sensory and emotional side of our faith, and are tailored to be engaging, worshipful, and fun for participants of all ages. Instead of regular classes, children are invited to worship alongside their guardians for the full length of the service. Check the family newsletter for info on which upcoming services will be all ages.
Child Dedications are special ceremonies in our church services when we welcome new infants and children into our midst. In our Unitarian Universalist tradition, the child is not dedicated to the church. Rather, the church is dedicated to the child. During our Child Dedications we rejoice with the family, honor the commitment of parents and guardians, and pledge our support as a community. These ceremonies are offered throughout the year. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please contact the Rev. Cecilia Kingman.