Children and Youth
Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists provides a robust program of evidence based religious education. Many of our classes use the Unitarian Universalists Association’s Tapestry of Faith curriculum. All of our programs follow three guiding principles or the three pillars of UUism:
- Faith development is all we do
- Unitarian Universalism is all we teach
- The congregation is the curriculum
These guiding principles evolved from a congregation process called, “The Chrysalis Way” co-authored by Connie Goodbread, a credentialed RE who consults about healthy congregations and transformation for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
Parents are the primary religious educators of their children. Through RE programs and the inclusion of children in worship, social justice work, and multigenerational gatherings, our community reinforces what parents teach at home. We nurture truth-seeking, spirituality, and progressive moral values that shape and support our children as they grow.
These words remind us that faith development is not just for our kids but is the base of all our activities and programs. What are we teaching and what are we learning at CVUU, by design and by accident? How might a focus on faith development help us bring about the promises of our UU faith?
Youth Religious Education News
Teens meet weekly – Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for discussion on current teen topics. All high school students (9-12 grade) are welcome. Anyone interested in joining should contact the Youth Program Coordinator.