Children and Youth RE
Sunday Mornings, September-May, 2016-2017
- 9:30am and 11:30am Sunday Service (nursery childcare begins at 9:15am through the end of the second service)
During the Sunday service, children preschool-3rd grade gather for Arts & Exploration following the Story for All Ages. Religious Education for all ages begins at 10:35am Sundays. Details for this season's classes can be found at the link in the Registration section below. For more information, visit our page on "What to Expect on a Sunday Morning". Please contact our Director of Religious Education, Lora Powell-Haney at with any additional questions.
Note: in the summer, we move to one service at 10:30am from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
An online registration form for this year's Religious Education programming for both children and youth can be filled out and submitted online. Hard copies are also available in the Religious Education cabinet in the atrium, just outside the sanctuary doors. A flyer describing our classes for the 2016-2017 religious education year can be viewed here.
Learn more about our Children's Choir, rehearsal, and performance schedule here.
UUs believe that every child brings new hope into the world. Once or twice a year, we set aside a special time during the Sunday service for a Child Dedication ritual for our community to bless infants or young children new to the congregation. For out more at our Child Dedication page.
"Like" us on Facebook!
Visit our new UUCF Religious Education Facebook page, and click on "like"!
Continental and Regional Links
Practicing Mindfulness with Children
Talking with Children and Youth about Death and Dying
- How Children and Adolescents Understand Death - includes signs or symptoms of unacknowledged grief
- Recommended Books - each of these books is also available from the UUCF RE Library
Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Talking with Children about Traumatic Events in the World
- November 2016: Create a Resilience Plan
- Trauma Response Resources for Families and Congregations (from the UUA)
- Working with Children and Youth (from the UU Trauma Response Ministry)
- Managing Your Distress After a Shooting (a self-care resource for parents and caregivers)
College Discernment Process
- Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, 4th Revised Edition by Loren Pope and Hilary Masell Oswald. (Also, see their website ctcl.org.)
(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/ReligiousEducation.)