Learning at UUFE
What We Offer through the Lifespan
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, 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.
Children’s Religious Education
Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.
Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings. They are led by the coordinator of Children’s RE as well as parents and other members of the congregation. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.
We invite you to explore these pages and contact our Coordinator of Children’s Religions Education to get connected.
At UUFE, we strive to offer opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth to adults in a variety of formats.
You may want to take one of the classes to learn and explore ideas and practices. You might participate in one of the small “covenant” groups that are offered from time to time and make deeper connections through reflection and discussion. These are offered by the minister, the Adult Enrichment Coordinator, and other volunteers.
Other presentations, including talks and workshops, pop up from time to time, as do field trips. These depend on volunteer inspiration and energy. Programs may be offered after the Sunday service and during the week, both days and evenings, in order to accommodate the wide range of schedules. We welcome your input and participation.
We also host other groups that you may wish to join, e.g., the Easton Meditation Group.
Information can be found in the weekly UU LiFE e-newsletter, the order of service, the foyer display board, and on this website’s calendar.
If you would like to know more, please see the Adult Enrichment Coordinator or the minister.