9:30 Program Hillcrest
Infants to 24 Months
Our youngest children will receive tender and loving care in our Nursery, provided by paid, professional caregivers. For safety reasons we ask that these children be signed in and out of class.
Celebrating Me and My World
2 & 3 y/os
We will celebrate the wondrous qualities of children and the people, animals, and objects around them. The children will have the opportunity to develop self-esteem, experience opportunities to grow in trust and caring, and a sense of being connected with all the world around them. Children in this class may be brought to the classroom by the beginning of the service and should be picked up when the service ends.
Love Surrounds Us
4 to 6 years old
Beloved community is built on love. In this class, children will participate in story and activity that focuses on the way we feel, give, and receive love in community. Based on the seven principles, this class will build a foundation for a Unitarian Universalist identity while creating lasting friendships.
Spirit of Adventure
7-9 years old
In this active, fun curriculum, children will begin their class jumping directly into activities and puzzles to solve together. Focusing on themes like science, sports, medicine, and exploring nature children will use hands-on activities and games to learn about themselves, their neighbors and Unitarian Universalism. Each session will end in a Chalice Council which provides an opportunity for leadership development and reflection.
Love Connects Us
10-12 years old
This upper-level class allows for our older kids to go deeper into what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist while practicing building community and living out our values to help heal the world.
11:30 Program Hillcrest
Infants through Age 4
Our youngest children will receive tender and loving care in our Nursery, provided by paid, professional caregivers. For safety reasons we ask that these children be signed in and out of class..
K through 6th grade
In this multi-aged chapel-based class, children will explore the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism through story and self-directed activities. The class will begin with a story focusing on one of the seven principles where the kids will be an active part of telling and playing out the tales. Children will then be invited to choose from a variety of learning stations that allow them to engage the story and principle in a way that best suits them. Children of all ages become teachers and learners as they play and create together.
5-6th grade leadership opportunities at Hillcrest:
We have a variety of leadership opportunities for our kids in 5th and 6th grade including becoming a trained Youth Volunteer Assistant who assists in the younger classes at 9:30 and Children's Affirmation leaders who lead the congregation in the Children's Affirmation during the 11:30am service. If your child(ren) is/are interested in a leadership role e-mail Melissa.
9:30 Program South Bay
On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, children ages 5-13 will start the morning in the worship service, and after the story will go to class in Suite 101. They will share joys & concerns and discuss the story from worship and how it connects to our UU Principles. On the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month, we will be continuing our multigenerational worship services.
Children's Religious Education classes are provided at no cost to families. We ask that all families register in order for us to have the necessary information to meet the learning needs of your child(ren) and have important safety and emergency information. Click here to register.
Not sure which class is best for your child(ren)? Want to join a teaching team or get involved in children's ministry? Contact: Melissa James, Ph.D., Director of Children and Family Ministry, at Melissa@firstuusandiego.org.