Learning ...about our faith & the world
We have a cohesive and engaging lifespan religious education program, which inspires us to understand Unitarian Universalism, to nurture our spiritual growth and identity, to live in accordance with Unitarian Universalist principles, and to develop our leadership abilities. Our religious education program attracts and serves the greater community.
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo value our children and youth. We understand that religious education begins with the family. We strive to support parents and assist children and youth in their personal search for truth and meaning.
We offer a rich and unique Religious Education program. Children and youth have the opportunity to question and learn, to worship, to engage in service projects to benefit our community, and to participate in activities that promote friendship with peers and adults.
A Coming of Age program is offered to our youth in 8th through 10th grade every other year. This program pairs youth with adult mentors; offers retreats that foster self-awareness and confidence-building, opportunities for service to the church and community and culminates with an affirmation ceremony. Coming of Age alternates with the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum. OWL is offered to those youth in 7th to 9th grade and equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.
All adults, parents and non-parents alike, are encouraged to participate in our Adult RE programs. We provide opportunities to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, spiritual practice and personal theology, along with a variety of other topics such as current events and world religions.
We welcome and encourage you to participate fully in our Religious Education programs.