For Children & Youth
Please register your child(ren) for the 2023-24 programming year before attending!
Spirit Play (ages 4-6)
Spirit Play is a story-based approach to religious education that honors and encourages each child’s search for truth and meaning. Each week’s story invites exploration of UU themes, principles, sources, and/or traditions. Meets in Room 105 during the worship service, except during multigenerational services. Please register your child(ren) for the 2023-24 programming year before attending!
Kids’ Club (ages 7-12)
This class builds community by celebrating who we are and what we do together. Participants will meet many members of our congregation, learn about their work and what draws them to this church, and build connections. They’ll also build friendships and explore the possibilities for their own roles in our Unitarian Universalist community. Meets in Room 208 during the worship service, except during multigenerational services. Please register your child(ren) for the 2022-23 programming year before attending!
Youth Group (grades 7-12)
Youth gather on certain Sundays, typically from 12:00 – 1:30pm for food and fellowship. Activities include games, social justice projects, field trips, helping with special events, art and craft projects, and more. In 2023-24 we look forward to participating in Youth Cons (conferences), getting to know young UUs from congregations around Indiana and neighboring states.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education program. Over a two-year period, classes are typically offered for Kindergarteners & 1st graders, 4th & 5th graders, and 7th & 8th graders. Letters or emails are sent to parents inviting their children to participate in the appropriate classes as they are offered. Please make sure your child’s birthdate and grade level are correct in our database so that you will receive all the relevant communications!
Milestones and Rituals
Child Dedication Ceremony
In this ceremony, children are named and blessed, parents dedicate themselves to the young lives entrusted to them, and the congregation dedicates itself to be a loving community in which all may thrive. This ceremony is appropriate for infants as well as young children who may be new to the congregation or have not previously been dedicated.
Age of Reason
Coming of Age
Resources for Parents
Parents are their children’s first, and primary, religious education teachers. At UUCB, we take seriously our responsibility to support parents in this important role. Stay tuned for the start of monthly gatherings for parents and other teachers in the new school year.
Lending Library – We are in the process of creating an online catalog of our Children’s Library materials, including POP Boxes as well as books! We have over 80 titles currently available, and are adding more weekly. Click the Library link in the menu on the left. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us as it may be something we can find.
Questions about Religious Education Programming?
Contact Stephanie Kimball, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.