"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; to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life."
~ William Ellery Channing Unitarian Minister (1780-1842)
Religious Education at First Church of Christ Unitarian is considered on-going throughout the life of our members. This is why we call it Lifespan Religious Education. This love of learning about spirituality begins at the Kindergarten level. Spiritual exploration progresses through the elementary years, expands during adolescence, and matures into adulthood. We strive to offer Religious Education classes along the way, serving the needs of our congregation. Religious Education classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Adult religious education offerings are posted at different times throughout the year, and many members and non-members enjoy the learning and discussions that come out of these events.
As Unitarian Universalists, we do not subscribe to a creed or dogma. However, there are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our Congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our Congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are part
Adults are invited to join us for Sunday worship, or for an adult religious education offering that strikes your interest.