Religious Education for our children and youth is a cooperative venture involving both children and adults in our community. In a liberal religious tradition such as ours, religious learning, spiritual growth, and faith development are viewed as a life long journey each person takes.

We like to say that we may hold different beliefs but we covenant to journey together as a community, using as our guide our common principles and values. Or, in the words of sixteenth-century Unitarian Frances David, “We do not have to think alike to love alike.” Together, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, compassion, and spiritual growth for ourselves and others.

Read more about the philosophy of our RE program here.

2017-2018 Religious Education Classes

Our regular year Religious Education programming for children and youth begins September 17, 2017. All families must register all children and youth participating in RE.

We need parents or guardians to volunteer a few hours helping with RE. Please review this list of RE Volunteer Opportunities 2016-2017 to see how you would like to participate in our program. Learn more about our 2016-17 programming in our RE Brochure.

Register children and youth for Religious Education today!  Returning families register here.  New families register here.

Summer RE

Religious Education is continuing our tradition of offering Summer RE this year for 1st-5th graders. We will be following the Love Will Guide Us curriculum starting July 3rd through the end of August. Join us for one day or the whole summer!
Read more: Summer RE

General Information

Check here for information about times and dates for our Religious Education (RE) program, and for safety information.
Read more: General Information

Coming of Age: A Modern UU Rite of Passage

The Coming of Age program at Unitarian Universalist Society Schenectady offers eighth and ninth graders an engaging and structured atmosphere in which to explore significant issues at this transitional stage of life.
Read more: Coming of Age: A Modern UU Rite of Passage

Our Whole Lives (OWL)

OWL is a comprehensive sexuality education curricula that spans all ages. We are so excited to offer OWL for all elementary and secondary levels in 2016-2017!
Read more: Our Whole Lives (OWL)