“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 of 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.”~

~19th Century Unitarian minister William Ellery Channing

 

 

Welcome to Religious Education programming at Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church. As Unitarian Universalists, we recognize that each of us is on a spiritual journey that begins when we are very young and continues throughout our lives.  We offer children, teens, and adults opportunities to nurture their spiritual and personal growth and to explore values that encourage love and fairness.  We offer a safe and creative environment in which children and youth become compassionate, knowledgeable, and involved members of our spiritual community as well as of the world at large. To achieve this, our program provides opportunities for fellowship, free inquiry and expression, ethical and spiritual growth, and service for our communities.

Children & Youth

Spirit Play:  3 1/2 years old through Kindergarten

Spirit Explorers: 1st grade- 3 grade

Spirit Seekers :4th grade-6th grade

Youth: 7th-12th grade:

OWL : Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education

Adult

Adult Small Group Ministry: Journey Circles

Adult Covenant Group

Book Discussion Group