Worship is an integral part of what we do as a spiritual community. You and your children are welcome to attend online worship service together Sunday morning at 8 and 10 a.m. At the beginning of service, we include a family friendly chalice lighting and song, and a Time for all Ages which includes wondering questions for families to reflect on throughout the week.
We also offer online Family Worship twice a month, on the first Wednesday and third Friday of the month at 6:30-7 p.m., beginning the 3rd Friday in September. We hope you will join our families in the opportunity sing, reflect, and worship together.
Welcome to Our Learning Community!
Our religious education remote programs are designed to enrich and nurture the spiritual lives of children, youth, and families. We strive to help one another grow in spiritual practice, deepen understanding and respect of our religiously diverse world, and live UU principles in daily life.
This year we will be offering all of our children and youth programs online. JUC recognizes the challenges of remote learning for families, and we have adapted our programming to be more engaging and creative for online learning and community building. We look forward to working with you to nurture the spiritual lives of our children and youth!
JUC’s Religious Education program is supported through the annual church budget, so your generous pledge to the annual fund is appreciated. Creating and supporting remote learning depends on the generous support of many dedicated volunteers. When you register your child, please let us know how you’d like to share your gifts with our community. Helping in the faith development program is a great way to get acquainted and learn more about our living faith tradition. Successful background checks and a signed covenant of ethics are required of all volunteers working with children and youth.
Please be sure to register your child and signup for our weekly JUC Weekly Connections to receive updates and sign in information to all programs.
Preschool Family Guides: (offline family guides)
JUC appreciates the challenges of engaging with preschool age children online and yet, we are here to support you and your preschooler in their faith formation throughout the week. Preschool packets will be sent out digitally for families to be the guides for your young children throughout the week. RE staff will offer bimonthly online parent gatherings to support you on this journey. Please be sure to register your preschool your family can participate in this nurturing program.
9 a.m. Sunday Classes
Kindergarten- 5th Grade
Our K-5th grade will be meeting in age groups of K & 1st, 2nd & 3rd, and 4th & 5th grades. Each class will rotate focuses including Music with Sarah Billerbeck, Movement including yoga, Tai Chi, dance, or other forms of movement, art, and Wonderful Wonder. Our teaching teams will support the class through the learning of our UU Principles and Sources, stories, and wonderings and our special guest will bring creativity and expression- yes, even to the Zoom platform!
11 a.m. Sunday Classes
Our 6th graders will journey into world religions with activities, special guests, virtual field trips, and developing empathy and awareness of faiths around the world. They will also be connecting their world religion learnings to their own Unitarian Universalist faith- learning from our Sources of the Living Tradition.
Our Whole Lives is on hold until we can meet in person. We will keep families informed of options along the way. And until then, we are very excited to offer the “Super Seventh Support System” This program is JUC’s way to support our Seventh Graders as they navigate all that is their lives right now. The course will weave together our UU principals along with life-skills including communication and listening skills, friendships, coping skills, social justice, mental health, and more.
The Coming of Age (COA) program will include project-based activities throughout the year that all conclude with a creative process for teens. Projects include: Introduction to COA, UU Identity, Anti-Racism & Racial Justice, JUC Connections, Spiritual Practices, Social Justice, Credo.
Senior High Youth Group (YRUU)
Our High School Youth Group (YRUU) will focus on building a loving and supportive community with one another supported with music, Soul Matters Youth Group activities, racial justice, and social justice programming, as well as monthly service attendance followed by youth group reflection.