For the 2018/19 church year we are embarking on a new adventure in Religious Exploration using Soul MattersSoul Matters is a collection of resources centered around a monthly theme which weaves itself throughout our church experience.  Worship, Religious Exploration and Adult Small Groups will all be pulling from these resources to better facilitate an experience that extends beyond our congregation walls on Sundays and around the dinner table the rest of the week.

Our Children’s RE Program is designed to create opportunities for creative expression, justice work, peer collaboration, and reflection with a focus on interactive experiences in a mixed age format.  See our weekly eNewsletter Illuminate or the Order of Service Insert for theme and session information.

Register for RE here.

Please retrieve your children in 3rd grade and below immediately following the worship service.


Nursery – Infants and toddlers get to know their peers in a safe and nurturing environment led by professional childcare providers.

Date/Time: Every Sunday morning during service, 10:00 AM

Location: Beatrix Potter Nursery


Preschool-1st Grade – meets three Sundays per month.  In this class, children will explore various aspects of the monthly theme each week led by experienced educator Carol Kolojeski.  This group begins by centering themselves through a meditation or guided imagery exercise followed by stories, art projects, and both group and solo activities.

Date/Time: Every Sunday morning during service, 10:00 AM

Location: Olympia Brown Room, Religious Education Suite


Sharing Circle Sundays – 2nd through 5th meet in their own volunteer-led Sharing Circle on one Sunday a month. This group will dive into the monthly theme by practicing mindfulness, deep listening and community building among their peers.  Children in the Sharing Circle will have opportunities to develop the building blocks of resilience and empathy as well as deepen bonds with each other.

Date/Time: Sunday morning during service once monthly, 10:00 AM

Location: Ralph Waldo Emerson Room, Religious Education Suite


Creative Expression Sundays – held once monthly for grades 2 through 8.  On these Sundays, children will use various art mediums to delve into the monthly theme. We have a congregation rich with artistic talent to provide inspiration and guidance to our kids.

Date/Time: Sunday morning during service one monthly, 10:00 AM

Location: Ralph Waldo Emerson Room, Religious Education Suite


Social Justice Sundays – held once monthly for grades 2 through 8.  Our children crave opportunities to engage in social justice.  On these Sundays volunteers with help children examine our monthly theme through experiential social justice activities.  These activities are designed to help our young congregants build the confidence and skill set to continue social justice work for a lifetime.

Date/Time: Sunday morning during service one monthly, 10:00 AM

Location: Ralph Waldo Emerson Room, Religious Education Suite


Summer Religious Education – During the summer one religious education class is offered for children in preschool through 5th grade. Children 5 years of age and younger are welcome in the nursery, and older children and teens may participate or help in RE or attend the service.