Children and youth through 8th grade meet most Sunday mornings (September to mid-June) from 9 AM – 10:15 AM, during the 9 AM worship service
Nursery and Preschool
Sunday mornings Westminster provides a warm, safe, and welcoming environment for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, where children can have fun and begin to explore Unitarian Universalist principles and traditions while families enjoy the worship service.
Kindergarten – Grade 6
Children meet in mixed aged groups that change throughout the year, depending on the curriculum plan, typically K – 2, 3 – 4, and 5 – 6. In 2016 – 2017 Sunday morning offerings include the popular, Montessori-inspired “Spirit Play” curriculum, Neighboring Faiths experiential comparative religion class, OWL (Our Whole Lives), a Harry Potter and UU/social justice project, and Dr. Seuss and UU.
Grades 7 and 8
Older youth grades 7 and 8 will be using the Compass Points curriculum, a program created for adolescents exploring their selves, their beliefs, their UU faith, and their relationship with others and the world and the thought-provoking – and fun – “Gospel According to the Simpsons.” This program encourages youth to discuss social issues and spiritual beliefs with their peers through the use of pop culture.
Senior High Youth
Our youth group meets 10:30 am-noon, alternating Sundays. Activities include field trips, service projects, youth worship and district-wide Senior High Youth Group Conferences (CONs).
In addition to Sunday classes, watch the calendar for these and other events:
Events and Activities for All Ages– community-wide and at-home activities for all.
Social Events – including fall kick-off party, Easter activities, Mystery Friends, the end-of-year “RE Sundae” event and other gatherings.
December Holiday Pageant – On the Sunday before Christmas, the multigenerational worship service features a dramatic presentation by children and youth.
Service projects – Children and youth are encouraged to participate in all-ages service work (such as The Sharing Locker), as well as youth-oriented projects.