Religious Education Registration, 2018-2019
Important information for families registering for Sunday morning childcare and Religious Education for children and youth:
From September through May, First Universalist Church offers Sunday morning childcare for children ages 6 months to 2 years, and Religious Education classes for preschool through high school. We are home to over 300 families and more than 550 children and youth!
There is no fee for Religious Education or childcare.
Our model is a cooperative one, with families learning and growing in religious community together. We depend on one another to create a vibrant experience for all ages! Each family is asked to support the program by serving on a volunteer team 7-8 Sundays during the church year. Training, complete session plans, prepared materials, and staff support are provided.
Returning children and youth must be re-registered annually (registration opens in late May) in order to attend classes or childcare on Sunday mornings during the upcoming church year.
Visitors are always welcome! Please feel free to visit a class with your child, or bring them to the worship service with you, or drop them off in their classroom while you attend service. Whatever works best for your family is just fine. Please do arrive to church 15-20 minutes early and check in at the Visiting Families Welcome Station if you and/or your child would like to visit a class so we can get you signed in and settled. We ask that you register after 2-3 visits.
Upon choosing to register, we ask that you please make regular Religious Education attendance a family priority. Children and youth who attend regularly build deeper connections and derive the greatest benefits from their lessons and church community. When the same group gathers each week they get to know one another, explore together, grow together, and look forward to being together again. Your family's presence enriches the experience for everyone.
We will make every attempt to honor your first choice of service time. In order to ensure a safe, welcoming environment, we have limited space available in each classroom. If classes are full at the time you've requested, your family will be offered spots at the other service time (9:30 or 11:15 a.m.) and you may request to be placed on a waiting list for your preferred service time. Currently, the only classes open at 9:30 a.m. are Nursery, Toddler, 2nd and 9th grades. Space is available in all classes at 11:15 a.m. except 8th grade. 8th graders registering at this point in the year are enrolled with the 7th grade class.
Visit the Class Descriptions page to review Sunday morning curriculum for each age and grade level, then click the button below to go to the online form to register your family for Sunday morning classes and childcare.