What Family Ministry and Children’s Religious Education looks like at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh:
We believe that faith is a journey we take together. Our outreach is to children and families seeking a religious community. We hope that our support, programming and services will meet the needs of these children and their families.
Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation’s walls. We support one another as individuals, families and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning.
We affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, and we believe each of us is responsible and capable to help change the world for the better. Through continually learning and growing together, we encourage and support one another and our children to know and express our moral agency. From anti-racism and environmental justice to personal spiritual growth, we use many formats for learning and draw from many sources.
Our seven principles help create a foundation for our faith in the potential for a just world. We believe that each and every person is important; that all people should be treated fairly and kindly; that we should accept one another and keep on learning together; that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life; that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them; and in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world; and in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.
- We are a welcoming and inclusive congregation. All children and youth of all ages and dispositions are welcomed.
- Programming for children is provided every Sunday except those Sundays connected to school holidays. (See the monthly calendar for details.) Services begin at 10 a.m., and programing for children ends at 11:15 a.m.
- We begin our services at 4 Palmer St. and then move to our parsonage at 64 Elm St. (just around the corner). Children will return to Palmer at 11:15 a.m.
- Children’s programming may be age specific or may occur in multi-age groups.
- In general, in response to a conversation with regional religious education staff, a child must have a parent attending Sunday morning services during programming for children.
- For more information or for questions contact Kris Lutters, director of family ministry and children’s religious education at firstname.lastname@example.org.