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Religious Education (RE) is for all ages

The Great End in Religious Education Instruction

The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own;

Not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own;

Not to give them a definite amount of knowledge, but to inspire a fervent love of truth;

Not to form an outward regularity, but to touch inward springs;

Not to bind them by ineradicable prejudices to our particular sect or peculiar notions,

But to prepare them for impartial, conscientious judging of whatever subjects may be offered to their decision;

Not to burden the memory, but to quicken and strengthen the power of thought; not to impose religion upon them in the form of arbitrary rules, but to awaken the conscience, the moral discernment.

In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.
— William Ellery Channing

We believe:

  • That each and every person is important.
  • That all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
  • That we should accept one another and learn together.
  • That each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
  • That all persons should have a vote on things that concern them.
  • In working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
  • In caring for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things.

The children learn about UU history, and the women and men who have exemplified these principles in their lives. It is our feeling that religious values are acquired through "deeds not creeds." Our children are given the chance to live their faith by participating in individual class, or whole church school service projects.


While we understand that perfect attendance for every child is not possible, we hope that you will make a sincere effort to bring your child to church school as often as possible. Many units of study last several weeks, and your child will gain much more from the class if she/he attends regularly.