Religious Education

Programs for Adults and Children:

Adult Religious Education ProgramsHal's Garden, garden level of the Church

Unitarian Universalist Society: East offers a variety of opportunities for adults. From exploring Unitarian Universalist (UU) themes in literature to social justice issues to yoga, you can further your knowledge and meet new friends to share ideas and beliefs.

Religious Education Program for Children

It’s time to register for Religious Education for the 2015-2016 school year. All children in grades Pre-K – 12 who will be attending RE must be registered in advance.  Click here to register.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Gina Campellone, Director of Religious Education, at UUSE.REdir@sbcglobal.net.

 Register for Religious Education Classes Here.

It is only through our work together as parents and a religious community that we can teach our children our shared beliefs and values. It is only through our work together as parents and a religious community that we can teach our children our shared beliefs and values.

Chalice Lighting Words for Chalica

Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days, with each day representing a different UU principle. Each day a candle is lit and we are invited to reflect on that day’s principle and do a good deed focused on it. Chalica encourages us to delve into the seven principles and take actions, large or small, to further them.

  • Monday: We light our chalice for the inherent worth and dignity of every
  • Tuesday: We light our chalice for justice, equity and compassion in human
  • Wednesday: We light our chalice for acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual
  • Thursday: We light our chalice for a free and responsible search for truth and
  • Friday: We light our chalice for the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in society at large.
  • Saturday: We light our chalice for the goal of world peace, liberty and justice for
  • Sunday: We light our chalice for respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Religious Education Special Events in December

Sunday, 12/6: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast for all RE Volunteers, 9 AM (If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP to Gina Campellone at redir@sbcglobal.net)

Sunday, 12/13: “Cooking for a Cause” will decorate chalice shaped sugar cookies. The congregation is invited to come down to the Garden Level to enjoy them following the 11 AM service. Donations will be accepted

Sunday, 12/20: Multi-generational Holiday Music Service – a worship service featuring the talented musicians and beautiful voices of both our adult and children’s choirs. There will also be a Story for All Ages.

Thursday, 12/24: Christmas Eve Worship – as always, Christmas Eve services will be
held at 6 PM and 8 PM. Children are welcome at both, but the 6 PM service is especially No Rehearsal Christmas Pagentchild-centered. By popular demand the “No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant” will take place again this year at the 6 PM service. Children and adults are encouraged to participate. It’s lots of fun! No need to sign up in advance, no practices will be held. Suggestions for very simple costumes will be provided in advance for those who think they might like to participate, and we’ll have a limited number of extra costumes and props available that night. More details will be forthcoming!

Looking for  inclusive scouting  for your children?

Click here for more information about this exciting opportunity!

For more information contact us at 860-646-5151 or at UUSE.REdir@sbcglobal.net.