Here at CUF, our children and young people are essential to our very being! All ages are always welcome to come and stay in the worship service if that is their/your preference. Children’s activity packets are available in the narthex.
A qualified nursery caregiver is available for our youngest children downstairs in the nursery..
CUF emphasizes the universalism in our Christian tradition, approaching and learning from multiple faiths alongside deepening spiritual practices in the legacy of Jesus. No matter what age, each person engaged in learning is taught by their own questions, and has something to share to teach others as well.
On Sunday mornings, nursery kids can start out down in the nursery as early as 9:45 am. Or, with other kids they can be in worship with families through the Time With Our Children, then go downstairs. Nursery is tended by one staff-person who regularly knows all the kids.
All children through Grade 5/6 can go downstairs after the Time With Our Children, to have Sunday School in the elementary classroom. If this is one’s first time, we ask that an adult go with their child downstairs to get established. Sunday School involves a time of prayer, crafts, stories, and games from about 10:30-11:15. Volunteers rotate. After worship is over, families collect their elementary
children downstairs. This is different on communion Sundays, when children are brought up as a group and welcomed to take part in the sacrament, and on inter-generational Sundays when no Sunday School is offered, but K-12 ages are encouraged to stay in worship. The theme for elementary kids this fall is A Joyful Path: Inner Wisdom.
To see our current plans, click here.
YAWPers (middle school and high school) have time as a group together from 10:00-11:15 am upstairs in the McKenzie Room. Once a month they gather in worship with the adults and children, helping to lead an inter-generational service!
To see YAWP plans for this year, click here