We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Our religious education programs are geared by phase of life, inspiring:
- Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
- Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
- Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, 5th graders engaging with a Muslim couple to learn about Islam, high-school youth raising money for the homeless shelter and our ‘Here We Go!’ group exploring end-of-life issues. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.
Our religious education leader, Indigo Lewis, and lead minister, Rev. Leslie Takahashi lead many of our congregation’s lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
Interested in teaching at MDUUC? Want to learn more about our programs? Please contact our religious education leader to get connected.