Children's Education

2021-2022 School Year

During this upcoming year, we imagine religious education may take the form of outdoor and indoor team bonding activities, multi-generational worship services, social emotional learning, play, games, silliness and social justice projects as well as resources to bring RE into your family life. These opportunities for fellowship and connections will help us as we move towards re-building/re-gathering with thought and meaningful intention.  Then we will plan to introduce some more traditional RE classes including curriculum/lessons & OWL classes as we move further along. 

Registration for Children & Youth Religious Education

We anticipate that you and your family are looking to share your Sunday mornings with us here at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC).   We are asking that all families with children and/or youth interested in RE programs to fill out our updated registration form.  At this time, we are planning to offer religious education classes for preschool (3 years old) through 12th grade. In an effort to ensure the safety of our families, we have updated our safety policy which you can review during registration.  For our planning purposes, it is important that we get an accurate number of those interested in participating in RE classes and activities.  The AUUC Re-Entry Task Force will determine when it is safe for children and youth to return to in-person classes but when this time comes we would like to be ready.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with the DSD to discuss any aspect of your child’s participation in AUUC’s RE program, you may initiate a conversation by contacting the DSD Ali Mills at [email protected].   

https://tinyurl.com/AUUCRegistration

Volunteer Opportunities

The programs we offer are a truly collaborative effort. They have grown out of the hopes and hard work of the members and friends of this faith community. The Children’s Spiritual Development Committee leads an extensive ministry that is staffed by many volunteers from the congregation, including those both with and without children currently in the program.

We are still in need of more volunteers to support our in person programming for this upcoming year. We look forward to our once robust religious education program becoming active and vibrant again, but can’t do this without a dedicated group of volunteers. We hope you consider sharing your talents with our religious education program at AUUC by filling out the following form. https://forms.gle/s2RwjGMLXsYJ36qQ8

All volunteers regularly working with our young people must undergo an application process to volunteer, submit to a criminal background check(s), follow our Safe Congregation Policy, and sign a Code of Ethics. In addition, volunteers in the Coming of Age Program will meet the parents or guardians of the youth prior to the program. 

If you would like to join a teaching team, assist in a classroom, or help the program in another way, please contact [email protected]

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Children’s Spiritual Development Program, please contact:

Director of Spiritual Development (DSD), Ali Mills, at [email protected]

Children’s Spiritual Development Committee Chair, Olivia Tuggle, at [email protected]

Register now!  Use the online form