Each Sunday at First Unitarian Church begins with worship for everyone. Worship provides children and youth with a sense of community, an understanding of sacred space and a feeling of inspiration.
Children attend worship in the sanctuary with their parents. They participate in the opening reading, music, hymns, the chalice lighting, and a brief Time for All Ages. They are then sung out to their classes. We ask parents with children in the nursery/ preschool to please escort your child(ren) to their class.
In addition, several times each year the congregation participates in Multigenerational Worship Services. People of all ages attend the worship service in the sanctuary. We do not have Religious Exploration Activities on these Sundays, but childcare is available for infants through preschoolers.
Alternative Options for Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth
The sanctuary is always an option for children of all ages who wish to stay with their families during the entire worship service. The ushers can direct you to activity bags for young children located at the back of the sanctuary for use in the pews. Please return them at the end of the service. Please be respectful of others during the worship service and take your child to the Warner Room if they become fussy or restless.
The Warner Room, located adjacent to the Parish Hall behind the sanctuary, is also an option for people of all ages who would like to follow along with the worship service in an alternative space. Comfortable seating, a live audio and/or visual feed of the service, and a children’s play area are provided. Toys and craft supplies are located in the cabinets along the wall. Please clean up and replace the toys in the cabinets when you are finished with them.
For mature children and youth who would like an alternative to both the Sunday morning worship service and Religious Exploration Programming, there are other volunteer opportunities. These may include helping out with the younger children and infants in their classrooms. Please see Catherine Williamson, our DRE, if you would like to explore these options.
We strive to provide a nurturing environment for all of our young Unitarian Universalists and their parents!