Welcome to Religious Education at UU Church of Savannah!
We are proud of the warm and caring community of religious seekers that we have created here at UU Church of Savannah. Our young people are free to explore religious thoughts and values in an environment of mutual kindness and respect. We offer a wide variety of classes and resources to support each child's search for truth and meaning. Our religious education (RE) program is headed by our Director of Religious Education, Nancy Arteberry, and is supported by our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers.
We offer year-round Sunday school for children ages 3 to 18, a nurturing nursery for infants and toddlers, and plenty of opportunities for family involvement. Beginning in August 2016, Children’s Sunday school classes will be held during our 9:00 a.m. worship service. Children will attend the first portion of the service with their parents or guardians and will be sung out of the sanctuary at 9:20 to attend classes. Classes are over at 10:20, with parent pick-up ending at 10:30.
Our RE classes for children are based on four rotating pillars: Unitarian Universalism, Social Justice and Peacemaking, Judeo-Christian Heritage, and World Religions. Each year, we study a different pillar. The pillar that we are studying for the 2016-2017 church year is Unitarian Universalism.
Our children periodically attend a full worship service with the rest of the congregation, often on special holidays. Enjoying a UU service gives our children a firm grounding in what it means to be a part of the larger congregation. It helps them prepare for the day when they are old enough to stay in the service every week. And it allows the adults in the congregation the pleasure of enjoying the enthusiasm and openness only children can bring to a worship experience.
Our children’s involvement in the life of the church goes beyond Sunday morning. They participate in a number of social justice activities throughout the year. The children make sandwiches for Inner City Night Shelter every third Sunday, collect food items for the Backpack Buddies program, participate in Savannah’s annual Martin Luther King Day parade, and raise money for the church by having a yearly book sale.
Our children enjoy movie nights, youth group activities, field trips, and holiday celebrations throughout the year. In addition, each year our children have the opportunity to attend youth conferences and summer camp at The Mountain, a UU retreat near Highlands, NC. Going to The Mountain is an invaluable experience for our youth, as they meet and bond with other UU children and teens across the
Want to know more?
If you have any questions about religious education or would like to get involved as a volunteer, please contact our DRE, Nancy Arteberry, or one of your child’s teachers. We love to hear from our parents and the members of our congregation!
Director of Religious Education
Email: [email protected]