religious education & Spiritual Exploration
At WellSprings, the younger members of our congregation are encouraged to engage in spiritual exploration, to ask meaningful questions and get meaningful answers, to build community with their peers, to have fun, and to bloom into charged-full members of our beloved community.
Providing kids with their own opportunities for spiritual exploration offers a foundation for developing a full spiritual life as they become adult members of our congregation and our Unitarian Universalist faith.
Our offerings include:
- Nursery: The very smallest WellSpringers are always welcome to stay with their families on Sunday mornings, but we also offer space for little ones age 0-5 in our Nursery, staffed all morning with two experienced caregivers who create a fun and safe play-space as an alternative.
- YouthSpirit: At our 9:30am service, friends age 5-12 leave our Sunday service after the Meditation to gather in like-aged groups. Together they ponder the things that make life meaningful, like friendship, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for self, each other and all living things, through developmentally appropriate conversations, activities, and games. (Our 11am service offers more limited all-ages activities).
- Our Whole Lives (OWL): This comprehensive, values-based sexuality and relationship education program is offered every other year for tweens in grades 7-9. Read more about OWL.
- Teen Group: This group offers teens ages 13-17 opportunities for social connection and service throughout the year, typically with a monthly gathering or outing chaperoned by our staff and parents.
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