What We Offer Through the Lifespan

We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:

  • Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
  • Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
  • Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.

Religious education programs include more than classes. On a Sunday you might find the preschoolers singing songs about kindness, the 2nd graders engaging with a story about loss and bereavement, the 5th graders talking with a Muslim couple about Islam, the 7th graders learning about responsibility in a lesson from our progressive sexuality education program, and the high-school youth raising money for the local homeless shelter. Many programs incorporate social justice activities, worship opportunities, service trips, fellowship, and fun.

Our religious educator and minister lead many of our congregations’ lifespan programs. Parents and other members of the congregation often lead them, too. Teaching can be a very fulfilling way to deepen one’s own faith.

Children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.

We invite you to explore these pages and contact our religious educator to get connected.

Upcoming Events:

November 13, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/19/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
11/19/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
11/19/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building your own Theology
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA

November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Date/Time Event
11/26/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
11/26/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA

November 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Date/Time Event
12/03/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/03/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
12/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art - Collaged quotes
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
12/03/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
12/10/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/10/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
12/10/2017
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
12/10/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
OWL 4th - 6th grade Parent Information Meeting
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA
12/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

December 11, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Date/Time Event
12/17/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/17/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
12/17/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building your own Theology
Room 4/5, Palo Alto CA
12/17/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

December 18, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Date/Time Event
12/24/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/24/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA

December 25, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Date/Time Event
12/31/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Child care (for infants, toddlers, and young children)
12/31/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA

January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
01/07/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/07/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/07/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art
Fireside Room, Palo Alto CA
01/07/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Date/Time Event
01/14/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/14/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
McFadden Patio, Palo Alto CA

January 15, 2018 - January 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
01/21/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/21/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/21/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 22, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Date/Time Event
01/27/2018
All Day
SHYG - Day Trip
Room A, Palo Alto CA
01/28/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
01/28/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA

January 29, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Date/Time Event
02/04/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/04/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
02/04/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 5, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Date/Time Event
02/11/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/11/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
02/11/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 12, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
02/18/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA

February 19, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
02/25/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
02/25/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
02/25/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

February 26, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Date/Time Event
03/04/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
03/04/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

March 5, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Date/Time Event
03/11/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
03/11/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
03/11/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

March 12, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
03/17/2018
All Day
SHYG - Day Trip
Room A, Palo Alto CA
03/18/2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday School for children and youth age 3 through grade 8
UUCPA, Palo Alto CA
03/18/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA

March 19, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
03/25/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
03/25/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

April 2, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/08/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
McFadden Patio, Palo Alto CA

April 9, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/15/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
04/15/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/21/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SHYG - Service Project
Room A, Palo Alto CA
04/22/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA

April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/29/2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Coming of Age
Room A, Palo Alto CA
04/29/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

April 30, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/06/2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Coming of Age - Rehearsal
Main Hall, Palo Alto CA
05/06/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA

May 14, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/20/2018
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Coming of Age - Service & Celebration
Main Hall, Palo Alto CA
05/20/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SHYG
Room A, Palo Alto CA
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