We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about our ministry of Religious Education (RE) and Lifespan Spiritual Growth (LSG) at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC). Our program provides religious education (Sunday school) classes for children and youth from nursery through high school during Sunday services, adult spiritual growth classes, special programming, and multi-generational events.
If you’re interested in the program for Children, you’ll find information on this website, including descriptions of the Classes for Children and Youth currently offered, as well as the Registration Form for Children’s and Youth classes.
For a full list of upcoming Religious Education events, visit the Lifespan Spiritual Growth Programs page
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church’s Religious Education (RE) & Lifespan Spiritual Group (LSG) program is shaped by the Religious Education Council, administered by the Director of Religious Education and supported by an RE Assistant.
The Lifespan Spiritual Growth & Religious Education Council
The Religious Education & Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council’s purpose is to encourage the life-long journey of faith development and to act as the coordinating body of all LSG & RE planning teams, to serve as a resource for the LSG & RE staff, to offer encouragement and support to volunteers, to guide the direction of the LSG & RE programs, and to ensure that the needs and mission of the congregation are met.
|Program Council Coordinator||Donna Gold (2017)|
|Lifespan Spiritual Growth (LSG) Council Members||David Bender, Aimee Sims, Lori Wong, Bo Peng, Beth Peebles, Chris Santillo, Steve Bogart|
It is the mission of MVUC Lifespan Spiritual Growth & Religious Education to create, design, and offer comprehensive educational and spiritual programs and activities that focus on:
- Modeling and nurturing acceptance of self and others, and
- Promoting a lifelong journey of education and spiritual growth.
Led by the Director of Lifespan Spiritual Growth & Religious Education and the MVUC LSG & RE Council, MVUC-LSP & RE strives to incorporate the UUA’s seven principles into every activity and program.
- to develop a sense of self worth.
- to foster an appreciation for religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
- to create a sense of belonging through participation in the MVUC community.
- to learn responsibility towards others and the environment.
- to identify with our Unitarian Universalist heritage.
- to have the opportunity to celebrate the mysteries of life through worship.
- to find guidance and support for expressing personal religion in everyday life.
Our program and extracurricular themes are both timely and timeless. We are committed to the timeless themes of Unitarian Universalism, Jewish and Christian heritages, world religions and prophetic visions and actions. We also strive to respond effectively to contemporary issues. Religious education is a life long process. We are on a pilgrimage that is nurtured by being in a community of seekers. As companions on the journey we need each other for sharing our thoughts and wonderings. Your participation enriches us all.