Religious Education

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What is Religious Education Going to Look Like During the 2020/2021 Church Year?

The Youth Religious Education Committee and Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education has determined a plan for the religious education program. We realize that most of our youth are already spending a lot of time online with their teachers and are Zoomed out.

Our goal is to create something fun, yet still maintain our purpose of religious education. Our plan is to mix up prerecorded lessons with live Zoom sessions. The Zoom sessions will incorporate socialization so that our youth can maintain their church friendships and grow their spiritual circle. Zoom sessions will take place at 11:30 after the service.

Register your family for Youth Religious Education here and we'll add you to the distribution list for classroom links and weekly updates.

Unitarian Universalists understand that learning and growth are lifelong endeavors. We learn and evolve on this journey through our principles, teaching our youth and adults within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.

Parents who are looking for a faith community to support and affirm them in teaching their children life’s most meaningful values will find a home in the DuPage UU Church Religious Education Program. Whatever your religious background – or if you have never participated in a faith community – there is room for you and your children in our congregation.

At DuPage UU Church we provide a religious education program that nurtures and stimulates our children’s spiritual and personal growth, and teaches the principles that unify us as Unitarian Universalists. Throughout our program, children and youth are encouraged to seek their own truths, to clarify their values, and to live intentional lives inspired by those values. We help children honor the differences among us – e.g., diversity of race, ability, sexual orientation, and opinion – while celebrating our shared humanity, and we strive to foster their delight in the mysteries and miracles of the world.

Children and adults remove debris along the DuPage River
Children joined adults in our DuPage River environmental clean up.

Social justice work is central to Unitarian Universalism, and empowering our youngsters to find ways to work to make the world a better place is of great importance to our congregation and is emphasized in our religious education program.   

You may contact our Director of Religious Education, Steve Cooper, to learn more about any of our youth programs or how to register your child.