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Children and Youth Religious Enrichment

Community Celebration Feb 27 9am-12pm
Enrichment for Children and Youth

We are excited to welcome you to our Children and Youth Religious Education program, and we look forward to another year of learning and growing at 1U.  While we may look a little different this year as we continue to move to online classes at home, our mission remains the same: to exemplify liberal religion in Central Florida by empowering and engaging our youth as a foundational part of their lifelong spiritual growth.


1U is committed to providing continuity of education during this difficult time.  To do this, we have enthusiastically embraced online remote learning. New technology and personalized support are combined to keep our children and youth learning, while also maintaining the excellent, inclusive pastoral care that sets us apart from other churches. Learning may be remote but the youngest members of our congregation don’t have to feel alone.

In the words of a Unitarian minister generations ago:  “The goal of religious education is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own.”
Children and Youth Religious Enrichment Remote Learning Opportunities

These lessons are derived from Soul Matters and follow the same monthly themes as our online worship services. Each week of RE will contain pre-recorded meditations and stories as well as a family activity and discussion questions. Plan on spending around 30 minutes doing these activities as a family.

Lessons are posted and emailed weekly; supply kits are delivered monthly.  Ages: Pre K to 5th grade.

We have a variety of weekly online fellowship opportunities, including check-ins and games, over Zoom for children, youth, and families. We have a weekly Family Connection and Support Group, as well as two online Dungeons and Dragons groups, one for elementary aged children and one for middle school. Our weekly services are also live streamed on YouTube each week.

Details for all these events are posted weekly via our RE newsletter.

Once a month, we feature opportunities to come by the campus for in-person, socially-distanced and masked events. Activities typically include at-home RE supply kit pick up, opportunities to pick veggies from the community garden, and other seasonal entertainments. We alternate between Saturdays and Sundays as well as mornings and afternoons to give all families a chance to participate.

Spring Drive Up Events Calendar
February 27, 2021
March 28, 2021
April 24, 2021

Children’s Religious Enrichment (CRE) programming at First Unitarian Church of Orlando exemplifies our Unitarian Universalist values in the classroom, on campus, and in the larger community.

Volunteering in CRE helps you —
• Grow in your own faith
• Make a difference
• Develop UU identity in our students.

We have different ways you can volunteer for our Religious Education program —  some involve working with children, while other opportunities have no direct contact with children. For the safety of our children, all RE volunteers must pass a background check.  For more information, please contact Sarah Gray at recoordinator@orlandouu.org