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Religious Education - Children

Religious Education: Ongoing, for Everyone

Unitarian Universalists believe that faith is a journey we take together.  Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation's walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another - all ages among us - in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in faith. 

We offer programs of religious growth and learning for young people most Sundays at 11:00 AM (September through June). 

Children's Religious Education

"We are Unitarian Universalists:

a people of the open mind, the loving heart, and the helping hands."

Words like these are commonly recited when a chalice is lit, at the start of a children's religious education session.   First Unitarian Church offers religious education programming for children on Sunday mornings (September through early June), concurrent with Worship Services.  And there is a Nursery for babies and toddlers.

Our age-appropriate programs seek to nurture truth-seeking, spirituality, and progressive moral values that will continue to shape and support our children as they grow.  Through these religious education programs and the inclusion of children in worship, social justice work, and multigenerational gatherings, our communities reinforce what parents teach at home.

2017-2018 Sunday School Registration is open!


Our Whole Lives 

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia is pleased to offer Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education for youth in grades 7-9. OWL has been described as “a sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.” 


Important Dates


December 10, 2017

OWL Parent Orientation

CRE Classroom, 6:30 pm


January 7, 2018

OWL Student Orientation

CRE Classroom, 6:30 pm


Please contact Director of Religious Education, Shantala Thompson for more information. 

Children's Religious Education 

Baby Dedications

Childcare & Nursery

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