Welcome to the Religious Education Program
for Children and Youth!
Sunday Morning RE class is held at 11:00 in person and on Zoom. Please contact Joanne Dingus at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
Please also visit Children & Youth Religious Education and the UUFP Events Calendar for more information about our programs and events that can help you and your family feel welcome and connected.
A Letter From Joanne
Welcome to the UUFP! We love having visitors join in our classes. You and your children and youth are welcome in our classes. We realize children and youth may be hesitant to go to a new class by themselves so feel free to join them.
They are also welcome to stay in the worship service with you until they feel comfortable joining a class.
I look forward to supporting your childrens' faith exploration. Thank you for letting us share in your child’s spiritual journey.
Please take a moment to fill out the Visitor Card below with your child's information, and give it to your child's teacher on Sunday, or e-mail it to the Director of Education, Joanne.
Our RE Schedule
We have designed our Sunday services this year to be interactive and family friendly. Each week we’ll explore a topic through stories and activities and a time of sharing. They are held in person and on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. Login information is on our church calendar.
What to Expect on Sunday
Every Sunday, members and visitors gather in the UUFP Office Building from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. for the Adult Sunday Forum religious education/exploration class. From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, children and youth meet for RE classes in the back classroom of the sanctuary building.
Please visit our Children & Youth Religious Education page for expanded information about our program.
Members and visitors are invited to meet in the common room of the main sanctuary to mingle before the Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. You will be greeted by a member of our Hospitality team (they will be wearing a white stole) when you walk in. Our team can help familiarize you with our morning's schedule.
Children and Youth are encouraged to attend Sunday service with their families for an interactive experience. Generally early in the service, the weekly "Children's Focus" is shared—a story for all ages that connects with the sermon topic of the day.
Our Nursery is staffed by Mary-Elizabeth Cotton from 9:15 – 12:15 to give parents a chance to go to Forum and Service each Sunday. This is a safe and fun place for your infants and toddlers. If you prefer to keep your toddler or infant with you in the service, that is also fine. We also have a sitting room outside the sanctuary with speakers so you can hear the service. A changing table is located in the nursery.
What else is available?
In addition to our weekly Sunday morning classes, we offer Youth Group for middle and high school age students on the third Tuesdays, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary building. Throughout the year, we will have different social events sponsored by RE. I encourage you to attend these events and check out the events calendar for other family friendly events, e.g., Game Nights and Soup Socials. You may also find updates on the UUFP and UUFP RE Facebook groups.
What if my child needs special assistance?
Whether a first time or seasoned RE student, we need to know how to make our program a safe and positive experience. We encourage you to let us know if your child/youth has food or environmental allergies, has physical, emotional, sensory concerns, and any special interests or talents. Please ensure we have a completed Visitor Card or an Information Form for each of your children with an updated cell phone number so we can reach you in case of emergency.