At Wy'east Unitarian Universalist Congregation, we seek to nurture the ethical and spiritual development of our children and youth so they can grow to be adults who respect themselves, others and the world that they live in.
Wy'east now has in-person meetings twice a month, and virtual worship twice a month. We meet in person the 1st and 3rd Sundays, and children participate in the start of worship and then are sung out to a religious education class.
When we have virtual worships there are multiple ways for children to participate:
- Every 2nd and 4th Sunday after our Zoom service, the children are invited into their own secure breakout room for a child-centered social hour hosted by the director of religious education or a member of our congregation.
- On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month, we hold a pre-service Family Worship from 9:30-10am. More structured than social hour, we light our chalice, check in on each other, and follow a bite-sized curriculum. Follow the service Zoom link to be connected.
- Wy'east has its own YouTube channel with videos featuring our director of religious education, and members of our congregation. You'll find mini lessons, craft ideas, and creative talents of our members on topics important to UUs and our seven principles. Videos are designed to be watched with your family as a jumping off point for further conversation.
Every Sunday children attend the beginning of the worship service with their families. After the first fifteen minutes or so, we sing the children to their class.
The Religious Education Committee, R.E. teachers, parents, and other Wy'east members work together to create a meaningful experience for our children and youth.
Parents and guardians are always welcome to join their children during R.E. classes until everyone is comfortable, or children can stay in the worship service with their parent(s).