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Lifespan Religious Education

Learning to live as liberally religious human beings is the work of a lifetime. Learning occurs whenever we are together and in every aspect of congregational life, not only in classes designated as “religious education.” We learn from each other through word and example as we seek to create lives of integrity, meaning, and joy.

Our Sunday gatherings currently provide opportunity for adult religious education. As UUCC progresses in transformation, we expect to explore particular topics in a more structured fashion.

Children and Youth

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The mission of Unitarian Universalist religious education is to nurture our children’s unique spirituality and to cultivate strong moral character. At this time, UUCC has no youth programs available, so we urge you to contact the UU Society of Sacramento or the UU Church of Davis for information about their programs.

“Our Whole Lives” (OWL)

This curriculum on human sexuality is designed for specific age groups and taught by specially trained adults. We believe that knowledge about the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of sexuality prepares children and teens to make wiser life choices and to treat others with respect and understanding. This well-known and respected curriculum was developed by the UUA in cooperation with the United Church of Christ.

The UU Principles in Language for Children

  • Each and every person is important.
  • All people should be treated fairly.
  • Our churches are places where all people are accepted, and where we keep learning together.
  • Each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
  • All people should have a voice and a vote about the things that concern them.
  • We should work for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
  • We should care for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things.

Learning Opportunities for Adults

The UUA’s Quest for Meaning (formerly the Church of the Larger Fellowship) offers online classes. Go to  http://www.questformeaning.org/ for more information. The Starr King School for Ministry (SKSM) is a UU seminary located in Berkeley. On-campus and online courses are open to non-matriculated students. See the SKSM website at http://sksm.edu/.