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Sunday RE Schedule

10:00 am - Nursery is available

10:30 am Service

Children will be escorted from the Sanctuary to their classrooms following the Time for All Ages at the beginning of Sunday Services.

  • Nursery/Toddlers (first room on your left down the RE hallway)
  • Preschool (Room 5 down Adult RE hallway, the other hallway)
  • Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, Children's Chapel, Multi Purpose Room (behind the stage)
  • Junior Youth Group (6th-8th Grade), Middle School Room, last room on the left in RE hallway
  • Youth Group (High School), after service (during Coffee Hour) in the Youth Lounge, last room on right in the RE hallway

  Child and Youth RE

If you are a member, or a visitor who has been with us over six months, we could use your help in the Religious Education Classrooms.  Classroom volunteers assist the lead teacher in the room, and provide an extra set of hands.  No preparation will be needed for this volunteer role.  Contact Rachel Wathen, DRE.



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Summer 2016 RE

Caliber Character Children's Chapel is a weekly worship service for kids that focuses on good character traits such as generosity, sincerity, integrity, and forgiveness. Students become leaders of the different elements in the service. Children K-8 will participate in Caliber Character Children's Chapel.

Kid 9-12th grade will discussing current events related to social justice from a Unitarian Universalist persepective.

Nursery/Toddler and Preschool students will continue to attend their regular classes.




FALL 2016

Sunday Children's Religious Education Classes

We provide a variety of programs for children geared to their age and development level.  Learn more about each one here.

  • Nursery/Toddler - ages 0-2.  Cindy Maxwell is the teacher.  Cindy has been with us for years.  She also has a long history working as a Pre-School teacher at Cerner.  The room is the first on your left down the RE hallway.
  • Preschool – ages 3 to 5 (except for those going into Kindergarten).  Kati Channell is the teacher.  She works full time during the week as a case manager for Head Start in Kansas City.  She is an excellent teacher and we are lucky to have her.  This room is down the adult RE hallway, Room #5 (It has a pink sign over the door).

Beginning September 4, 2016

"We Believe" - Living and Learning our UU Principles

"We Believe" is a program that will center around the seven principles of Untarian Univeralism This program will include students kindergarten through fifth grade. Each month we will study, in depth, one of the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism. 

One the first Sunday of the month is a Children's Chapel which will introduce the principle using story-telling. On the second and third Sundays the children will be engaged in workshops exloring the story and principle. The workshops will incorporate drama, art, science, or movement. On the fourth Sunday of the month the children will participate in a social justice project reflecting the principle. 

Fall 2016 Wednesday Children's RE Programming

0-Second Grade:  Childcare is provided by our wonderful staff members Celeste and Ashley.  Crafts and activities will be provided for those who are old enough to participate.  6:00-8:00 p.m.

3rd – 5th Grades:  Kid’s Club.  This program helps guide students in making discoveries about what they believe.  They explore the beliefs they have concerning themselves, their families, friends, and the church community.  Each participant receives an Activity Book to record their discoveries throughout the year.  Upon completion of the program, they will receive a Chalice Patch and a Certificate of Recognition.  These items will be presented to them at a special party for the class.  If you are interested in becoming a Parent Volunteer (working with a staff member), please contact Rachel Wathen. This program takes place from 6:00-8:00.  

Jr. Youth Group: We are offering Junior Youth Group for Middle Schoolers (6th, 7th, and 8th ).  This program from 6:00-7:15 in the Middle School Classroom.  Please contact HeatherAnne Norbury if you are interested in becoming an advisor. 

Youth Group (High School 9th-12th): Meets from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Youth Group room. HeaterAnne Norbury, Youth Group Leader


Special Classes

Coming of Age for 9th Grade Youth.

Our Whole Lives Sexuality Program for Children and Youth.



Where are the Classrooms?

To see a room map, click HERE.  

Current RE Class Assignment Policy

Our religious education classes form in June of each year and are divided into groups that reflect your child's developmental level as well as and our church's population and attendance patterns. Children are enrolled in their classes in June and most of them will remain with their class until the following May. This allows children to grow with each other and to form a small community of friends. Some toddlers may be moved between the Nursery and Toddler group in both June and January of each year.