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Please note, the content contained within our Lifespan Religious Education section is in the process of being updated by our new Director of Religious Education, Paula Gribble. Check back in a few weeks for more up-to-date information about our Religious Education programs. If you would like more information in the meanwhile, please contact Paula directly as follows:
Paula Gribble, Director of Religious Education
Unitarian Univeralist Church in Cherry Hill
Religious Education at UUCCH
Lifespan Religious Education (RE) is a major focus for this congregation. Unitarian Universalist religious education is unique because, in addition to teaching about our Unitarian Universalist faith, we help our people of all ages experience the richness of other religious traditions. We encourage participants to develop a reverence for all life and a sense of interdependence with the universe. Our goals is to exposure all participants to a diversity of religious activity as well as support for ongoing personal religious development. When people are exposed to such diverse experiences, it is our hope that each will learn to think and respond affirmatively for themselves.
General Program Overview
Our program is based on the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism and offers instruction in Unitarian Universalism, Jewish-Christian Heritage, and World Religions. Social Justice and worship experiences are also provided throughout the year. The focus is on experiential learning at the younger ages, moving gradually to a more discussion oriented, didactic approach at the higher grades. Weekly, volunteer-led classes are held for children and youth age three to grade 12.
Please register your children and youth for Sunday morning religious education. The information provided on the registration form helps our religious educator and volunteer leadership to:
Communicate upcoming events and programs to parents.Stay on top of health and educational needs of each child/youthUnderstand the need so that we are well staffed with each program.See where parents have interests and talents to work with religious education. The link to the registration form is at the top of this page. Please sign up online or stop by the religious education table in the common area at UUCCH.
The Value of Worship at UUCCH
Sunday morning worship is one of core places for the congregation to gather each Sunday. It is important that children and youth are included in this gathering so children and youth ages 3-18 attend the first part of the worship service with their families. Children and youth have the opportunity to experience some important parts of worship. Then after the "Time for All Ages," children and youth can go to class with their leaders.
Parents of young children are always welcome to attend their child's class, until the child is comfortable being there without them. For safety reasons all children must either be in the appropriate class or with their parents in the sanctuary during Sunday morning services.
On occasion, the children and youth are invited to participate in a full-length multi-generational worship service which gives each a since of what it means to be a part of the larger Unitarian Universalist community.
It is our goal to give your children a solid introduction to Unitarian Universalism. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our church office for additional information.
Phone/text: 856 667 3618