UUCSS Religious Education Classes

The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own;
Not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own;
Not to give them a definite amount of knowledge, but to inspire a fervent love of truth;
Not to form an outward regularity, but to touch inward springs;
Not to bind them by ineradicable prejudices to our particular sect or peculiar notions,
But to prepare them for impartial, conscientious judging of whatever subjects may be offered to their decision;
Not to burden the memory, but to quicken and strengthen the power of thought;
Not to impose religion upon them in the form of arbitrary rules, but to awaken the conscience, the moral discernment.
In a word, the great end is to awaken the soul… to excite and cherish spiritual life.  
– William Ellery Channing
Everything we do together as a congregation teaches and reinforces our faith and what we value most. The welcome we strive to offer, what we center in our music and worship, the accessibility of our buildings and grounds, the ways we make decisions together, all of that and more teaches people of all ages more about who we are and what we believe than we could teach in a classroom.
While classroom and program-based learning aren’t the only or even primary ways we learn as humans, they are important in their own ways. Here at UUCSS, Religious Education classes for people of all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Here are the classes offered for each age-group each Sunday of the month:
First Sundays
Children, Youth, and Adults: Multigenerational Choir – people of all ages are invited to join Michael Holmes, our Music Director, to learn and rehearse easy songs the group will then sing in the 10:30 a.m. service. 
Adults: Cool Church Program: Make an Impact on Climate Change
Second Sundays
Elementary, Middle, and High schoolers: Curriculum-based classes
Adults: Unitarian Universalist History, Aging Support Group
Third Sundays
Elementary and Middle schoolers: Children’s Choir
High schoolers: Exploring Deep Questions
Adults: Cool Church Program: Make an Impact on Climate Change
Fourth Sundays
Elementary, Middle schoolers: Curriculum-based classes
High schoolers: Holy Fellowship (social time) 
Adults: Aging Support Group, Parenting Support Group
To register your child this year for RE click here and fill in the form:  
There is no need to register for Adult RE classes
Our Assistant Minister for Spiritual Growth, Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg, would be happy to talk with you about RE at UUCSS. She can be reached at amsg@uucss.org
Detailed information about the curricula used with each age-group:
Elementary Schoolers
We will not be using a curriculum for this group, but may draw from the resources listed here: https://www.uua.org/adults/relationships-parenting