Religious Education classes for those aged 6 months to 12th grade are held on Sunday mornings.
Note: Students 2nd grade and younger must be picked up after class by a parent or guardian at 11:15 a.m. and signed out of their classrooms. For more information contact the Director of Lifespan Spiritual Growth at dlsg@mvuc.org.


What is Children’s Chapel?

This year we will begin a new program especially for our younger friends: Children’s Chapel.  Youth ages 5th grade and up will continue to join the adults in the Chapel for the first 15 minutes of the service.  Children Pre-K through 4th grade will begin Sundays in the SBA Room of the Carriage House for a short age-appropriate service before going to their classrooms for hour-long RE lessons.  The exception to this plan will be Multigenerational Sundays, when the entire congregation will be together in the Chapel for worship.  To know whether your young child should be in the Chapel or in the Fireplace room on a given Sunday, consult the email newsletters or Congregational Calendar.


Religious Education Volunteer Opportunities

We need people to set up the whiteboard and Lifespan Spiritual Growth table once a month.  Come to service 20 minutes early and prepare the Commons (it takes about 5 minutes) then put everything away afterward.  We send you easy instructions and monthly reminders.  If you are able to help with either of these things, contact dlsg@mvuc.org.  


Please be sure to register your child for Religious Education at MVUC.

Sunday Morning Religious Education for Children and Youth

It’s Important to Register your Children for Sunday Morning Religious Education

Registration is a safety issue as we want to have contact information for each minor on the grounds, and we need to know who’s present in case of emergency.  In addition, we want to look forward to your child’s participation! Register here for religious education classes. For more information contact dlsg@mvuc.org.

The Nursery is Open!
Nursery care is available on Sundays during the Worship Service. Nursery care is available for children aged six months through three years. Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a negative COVID-19 antigen test result within 72 hours of attending the nursery. Care will be provided by a professional caregiver and an assistant. Children under six months of age may attend the service or remain in the Commons with a parent.


Church Year 2023-2024 Religious Education
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. beginning Sep. 17 (Children and youth, ages infant-18)

Upcoming Classes and LSG Events:

On most Sundays: Children PreK-4th grade begin in the SBA room in the Carriage House, and Youth 5th grade and up begin in the Chapel. 

Nursery – Ages birth to 3 years

Grades Prek-1 – Carriage House, entrance door near sandbox
Chalice Children https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/chalicechildren

Grades 2-4 Carriage House, entrance under outdoor stairs    
Moral Tales https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/tales

Grades 5-7 Hollin Hall, 2nd floor Morning Room             
Amazing Grace https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/grace

Grades 8-12 Carriage House, 2nd floor, enter outside stairs         
YRUU                         Student Planned

Summer Religious Education Programming at MVUC

Summer RE begins on June 2, 2024 with a party at the garden plot! We’ll have RE gatherings for PreK-4th grades on Sunday mornings, plus family events for all ages like movie nights on the lawn and campfire circles. Our summer project is growing food to donate to one of the local food banks, so we welcome all ages to tend the garden through the summer; signs ups will be available soon to adopt a week for weeding, watering, and harvesting.

Stewardship of the Earth

June 2 – Summer Kick-Off Garden Party

June 9 – Music Sunday/Pride Sunday, no RE classes

June 16 – One Blue Planet (Interdependence)

June 23 – UUA General Assembly Sunday, no RE classes

June 30 – Marvelous Mycellium!

Stewardship of Ourselves (taking care of our bodies with healthy food, clean water, exercise, friendships)

July 7 – No RE classes

July 14 – healthy food and clean water

July 21 – Exercise (gardening is exercise!)

July 28 – friendship

Stewardship of Each Other (taking care of our campus, of our classrooms, of our spiritual practices, of our wider community–deliver produce to Food Bank? What local group could we partner with for social stuff?) 

August 4 – no RE classes

August 11 – no RE classes

August 18 – Who’s my Neighbor?

August 24 – Last Day of Summer RE


Easy, One-off Volunteer Opportunity

We have had difficulties finding people who are able to help in the nursery this year, and decided to make it easier to volunteer.  You can now volunteer for single dates, using this link.  This requires no preparation, and there will be a childcare provider there so you will not be alone with the children.  It’s fun, easy, and they’re really cute.  If you have any questions, please contact me at dlsg@mvuc.org.  If nothing else, we still need someone for this Sunday so that would be much appreciated.


Volunteer to teach here.
Learn more about teaching at this link or contact dlsg@mvuc.org

Register Your Children for RE
Register for RE! To learn more about the programs we’ll be offering, you can check here. Registration does not mean a commitment to attend but does give you information about what’s going on. You can register here.

Please be sure to register your child for Religious Education at MVUC.