Welcome to Religious Education for Children and Youth at the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo!
Our program is based on the idea that children and youth learn, grow and flourish in an environment that recognizes and meets different learning styles, individual interests and developmental stages. Because of this, we offer a variety of experiences for exploring faith and spirituality, including age-specific classroom-based curricula, child-centered, youth-created and intergenerational worship, opportunities for creative expression and social action, and time for fun and fellowship.
Religious Education at UUSM relies on the premise that there is no single answer to religious questions. We seek not only to educate the child with facts about religion, but also to provide a feeling of fellowship, fun, and community within UUSM; to nurture the individual child’s need for and right to quest throughout life for meaningful truths; and to provide a sense of connection to the earth and the entire human community. We do this in keeping in mind both the larger UUSM mission, and the specific learning purposes our congregation has adopted.
We believe that children and youth are intelligent, spiritual, and complete human beings. We all learn best in an atmosphere where we feel safe, respected, heard, and cared for. The ways in which our adult community relates to them and to one another are the most profound lessons we have to give. Thank you for joining us in building the beloved community where we all can learn and grow together.
For more information about our programs, please continue browsing this site and pick up the Religious Education Handbook from the information table or from one of our religious educators.
We hope you and your family enjoy your time with us. We would love to see you on Sunday!
In peace and faith,
, Co-Director of Religious Education