Spiritual growth takes a lifetime and happens both within and beyond a congregation's walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. Our education classes and programs are referred to as Lifespan Faith Development (LFD) since we strive to encourage and nurture everyone throughout their entire lives.
- Children attend Sunday services with their parents/guardians at 10 a.m., then leave to go to their lessons after a special children’s story.
- Occasionally, we have worship services that are multigenerational or holiday parties and service projects during lesson time.
- Two adults teach each group from curricula developed by our national organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association (link to http://www.uua.org/re) or other UU sources.
- Children explore our UU Principles, how they are reflected in other faiths, and continue developing values, like justice and compassion.
- During the summer, classes are often mixed in ages and consist of special activities, such as drum circles, exploring nature, or photography.
- With stories, games, and activities worked into their lessons, the children also have fun!
- Read our brochure, Guide for Adults Who Worship with Children for more information.
- For additional information see our Programs for Children and Youth in this section, email our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, or call her at 301-853-0846.
- Classes are held in the evening or during the day. Most are open to the public.
- Teachers are members of the congregation or invited speakers who want to explore thought-provoking topics.
- The class format leaves a time for questions and discussion.
- Class participants get to know others and become actively involved in our wonderful nurturing community.
- We ask for a $10 donation for a class series.
- For additional information, see the Adult Programs page or email our Adult Education Coordinators.