Children and Youth 2019-04-25T19:22:14+00:00

Here at MVUUF, we are a vibrant faith community, offering Sunday morning Religious Education classes and special programs for children, youth and families. At every age, the foundation of Religious Education is the co-creation of a classroom community that reflects Unitarian Universalist values:

  • affirming the inherent worth and dignity of each individual
  • searching for truth and meaning from many sources
  • encouraging each person’s free and responsible exploration of big ideas and questions
  • treating one another with compassion, respect, and inclusion
  • making choices that reflect our values
  • harnessing our power to create a world with more love, joy, and justice

From preschool through high school, children and youth are offered age-appropriate Religious Education classes that support their spiritual development. In order to engage kids with different interests, each class has a variety of activities, including stories, singing, sharing joys and concerns, spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation, games, crafts, and hands-on projects.  As a community, we commit ourselves to nurturing the growth of our children and youth, and we celebrate them as important members of our church community.

Church Year (September –  May)

During the regular church year, services are held at 10:30am. Minnesota Valley UU Fellowship offers Sunday morning nursery care for children ages 6 months to 4 years and Religious Education classes for Kindergarten through high school during the worship services. Registration is required for returning families and requested after visiting two or three times for new families.  Please fill out a new family registration form available at the welcome table in the foyer.

Summer  (June 9 – August)

During the summer months, we have a worship service at 10:30 a.m., and childcare is offered for children ages 6 months through 4 years old. Children age 4-High School are invited to attend church in the summer with their parents.

Visiting Welcome!

We are so happy you are here!  If you are joining us for the first time, please arrive 15 minutes before the service starts and check in at the Welcome Table in the Atrium so that we can get you signed in and settled. Please feel free to attend a class with your child, bring them to the worship service with you, or drop them off in their classroom while you attend service.

Questions

Andrea Johnson is our Minister of Congregational Programming (which encompasses Religious Education across the Lifespan: Children, Youth, Adults and Families). Please contact her with any questions you have about our program.  programs@mnvalleyuu.org or 612-216-4318.