Children, Youth & Family

Welcome to MVUUF Children, Youth and Family Ministry!

We are a vibrant faith community, offering Sunday morning Religious Education classes and special programs for children, youth and families. Our goal is to inspire and guide faith formation, spiritual growth and the moral and community grounding of children and youth of the Fellowship from Nursery-age through High School and their Families. We celebrate them as important members of our community. We are so happy you are here!

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.

Maria Bavier, CYF Ministry Director

Church Year (September – May)

Calendar

All of our events are at 10:30am on Sunday mornings unless otherwise noted. Choice Sundays are activities for all-ages downstairs. Classroom Gatherings are divided by children (6 months – 5th grade) and youth (junior high and high school) also downstairs. When more families participate we will have more classrooms open.

JANUARY 2022

2 – ALL-AGES WORSHIP OUTSIDE 

9 – CHOICE SUNDAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL-AGE DOWNSTAIRS 16 – MLK DAY OF SERVICE 

23 – CHOICE SUNDAY 

30 – CHOICE SUNDAY 

FEBRUARY 

6 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

13 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

20 – CHOICE SUNDAY 

27 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

MARCH 

6 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

13 – MUSIC SUNDAY (SPRING AHEAD) 

20 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

27 – CHOICE SUNDAY 

APRIL 

3 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

10 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

17 – ALL-AGES WORSHIP (EASTER) 

24 – YOUTH SUNDAY 

MAY 

1 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

8 – ALL- AGES WORSHIP MOTHER’S DAY 

15 – CLASSROOM GATHERINGS 

22 – CHILDREN’S SUNDAY 

29 – ALL-AGES WORSHIP 

JUNE 

5 – ALL-AGES FLOWER CELEBRATION

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. 

Maria Bavier

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Maria@mnvalleyuu.org or by phone (612) 216-4224