children and youth

Welcome to our Children’s Religious Education (CRE) Program. We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming, supportive, progressive religious education for our children and we look forward to your family being a part of our “village.”

Our classes help children and youth to deepen their understanding of our UU faith, of their individual uniqueness, of the religiously diverse world in which we live, and of their responsibility to care for this magnificent earth we call “home.” We have a mantra in our CRE program: Community trumps curriculum! More than anything, we want all children to feel welcomed here, to feel “at home,” and to know in their bones that this is a safe place for them to explore and expand who they are. Fortunately, we have great curricula and committed adults to accompany them on their journey!

FUS boasts of having one of the three largest UU children’s RE programs in the country, closing each school year with nearly 500 enrollees. We cannot do this without the commitment and contributions of parents. All CRE parents are expected to volunteer in some capacity and that’s a win/win. Our program benefits by your time and talent, and hopefully your life is enriched by the connections you make along the way. Be sure to review the list of options and select volunteer opportunities that speak to your interests.

I’m looking forward to our time together this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 year! Learn more and register here.

Need help with registration? Contact our Religious Education Program Assistant, Karen Anderson.

Joyfully yours,

Leslie Ross
Director of Children’s Religious Education