Religious Exploration & Programs

The Religious Exploration Department at UUCE enhances the spiritual growth of our infants, children, youth, and adults by providing a place where congregants of all ages share, interact, and experience “meaning making” about life within a welcoming environment of discovery and cooperation.  The Unitarian Universalist Association and independent UU authors develop the curricula we have chosen with you in mind.  Other components of our programming include worship, community building, special rituals and events, leadership development, social action, and fellowship.  Our programming is open to all persons, whatever their religious background or present beliefs, non-beliefs & questionings.

Ask a Unitarian Universalist their definition or interpretation of what “religious” and “religious education” means in our faith, and you will receive many different answers.  However varied these definitions, we are all certain of the role you play in your own experience in church. We believe that you are your own primary religious educator.  We urge you to honor your own wonderings and wanderings and share them with other people in the church community.  Everything and everyone in this congregation can contribute to your faith development.  We work toward building an atmosphere that respects and cares about individual differences and personhood while developing a strong UU identity.  We strive to build a multigenerational community that is enriched by the many cultural experiences we bring to one another.  In this company of “seekers” you will find ways to further build upon our beloved community of memory and hope.

Our program is only made possible by Religious Exploration staff, as well as numerous volunteers, and the Religious Exploration committee.

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